Mark-David Adams is a public finance attorney and tax counsel with over thirty years of experience in municipal finance, taxation and project finance law, with particular knowledge in a wide variety of public financings, the majority of which have been for Florida issuers, including Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Hillsborough Counties, the South Florida Water Management District, the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, Lakeland, Lake Park, Lake Worth, Punta Gorda, Coral Springs and the Town of Palm Beach, Florida.
Mark has participated in transactions involving the use of interest rate swaps, options, various forms of credit enhancement, commercial paper programs, forward contracts and other derivative products. Mark's experience as bond counsel and tax counsel also includes the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Shelby County (Memphis), Tennessee, The County of DuPage, Illinois, Craven County, North Carolina, the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation, The City of St. Louis, Missouri and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Mark has served as counsel to banks, underwriters, governmental entities and mutual funds. Mark served as underwriters' counsel for the first internet offering (on a negotiated sale basis) of the State of Tennessee, and has provided advice to the Comptroller of the State of Tennessee in connection with the promulgation of the State's "Guidelines for Interest Rate and Forward Purchase Agreements." Mark has worked on financings for Miami International, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Lambert-St. Louis International and Palm Beach International Airports.