Locke Lord’s Richard Miller, a member of the Firm’s Public Finance Practice Group, has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel (ACBC). Miller is a member of the Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas bars.
In addition to Miller, Locke Lord’s Margaret Comey, Todd Cooper (who serves on the Board of the organization as Past President), Karen Grande, Rick Manley (who also serves on the Board), Stephanie Massey, Brenda McDonough, Jennifer Capasso Mendonça and Walter St. Onge hold the distinction of being Fellows of the ACBC.
Miller concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, securities law, municipal and project finance, public private partnerships, interest rate swaps and other derivative products. He serves as bond counsel to Palm Beach County and its Solid Waste Authority, Broward County and Miami-Dade County and its Housing Finance, Educational and Industrial Development Authorities, among others, and disclosure counsel to Broward County, and to the City of Pensacola and the Seacoast Utility Authority. In Illinois, he has served as bond counsel or disclosure counsel to DuPage County, the Village of Bolingbrook and the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, among others, and in Tennessee, to the City of Memphis, Shelby County, the Memphis and Shelby County Port Authority and the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority. Miller serves as Chair of the Finance Committee of the Palm Beach County School District. Additionally, he serves as a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the Government Finance Officers Association.
Locke Lord's Public Finance Practice Group has one of the largest bond counsel practices in the country. For more than 135 years, the Firm has been involved in the law of public borrowing and the federal tax and securities aspects of public debt obligations. The Firm’s public finance lawyers have extensive experience nationwide serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriters’ counsel, issuer’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, bank counsel, special tax counsel and trustee’s counsel for governmental and quasi-governmental issuers, special purpose entities, tax-exempt organizations and other entities and financial institutions.
Locke Lord consistently ranks among the top public finance practices nationally. The Firm was ranked No. 5 on The Bond Buyer’s list of top bond counsel in the nation for competitive sales during the first half of 2023, with 54 issues totaling $1.3 billion. Locke Lord also secured some impressive regional top bond counsel rankings in The Bond Buyer’s Northeast Midyear Review, including: No. 2 in Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island, No. 3 in New Hampshire and No. 7 in the Northeast.
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