Albert A. del Castillo

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Miami,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone305.579.0545

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Public Finance
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0545
Fax: 305.579.0717
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Albert-A-del-Castillo
 
University Georgetown University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1979 Phi Beta Kappa
 
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1982 Editor, Law and Policy in International Business
 
Admitted1982, Georgia; 1986, Florida
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Alternate Member, Original Charter Committee for the incorporation of the Town of Miami Lakes (extensively involved in drafting the original Town Charter)

•Emeritus Member, Georgetown University Law Center Law Alumni Board

•fellow, American College of Bond Counsel

•Member, Archdiocese of Miami Finance Council

•Member, Georgetown University Board of Regents

•Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

•Past Member, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation Board

•Past Member, Memorial Hospital Foundation Board

•Past President, Miami-Dade County Education Fund

 
LanguagesEnglish, Fluent; Spanish, Fluent
 
BornHavana, Cuba, 1957
 
Biography

Albert A. del Castillo focuses his practice on public finance law, with an emphasis on bond issues throughout the state of Florida and Puerto Rico. Albert has served clients as bond counsel, underwriters' counsel and disclosure counsel in a variety of issues, including general obligation, infrastructure, electric, water and sewer, health care, education, resource recovery, sports facilities, special assessment, community development district, and industrial development financing. He has also served as letter of credit bank counsel and as trustee's counsel.

Albert has served as bond counsel in highly innovative and complex bond financings, including the representation of Broward County, FL, in its $622 million airport revenue bonds for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which was selected byThe Bond Buyeras the 2012 Southeast Region Deal of the Year. In 2006, he represented Citizens Property Insurance Corporation in a $3.05 billion financing, which at the time was Florida's largest new-money municipal bond issue. In 2004, Albert represented Citizens in a $750 million financing which was selected byThe Bond Buyeras the 2004 National Deal of the Year.

Areas of Concentration

•Local government public finance

•Project and infrastructure finance

•Health care finance

•Higher education finance

•Transportation and airport finance

Awards & Recognition

•Listed,Chambers USA Guide, 2006-2014

•Listed,The Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law, 2006-2014

•Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2014

•Listed,South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers in South Florida, 2014

•Selected,Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year - Public Finance Category, 2008, 2011, 2013

•Listed,Florida Trendmagazine, Legal Elite, Public Finance and Bonds, 2006-2007, 2011

•Selected,Daily Business Review, Corporate Finance Top Dealmaker, 2007

•Recipient,South Florida Business Journaland Citibank, Key Partner Award, 2006

•Selected,Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers, 2006

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Associated News & Events

Press-Releases

07.02.14 98 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers

05.29.14 53 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

06.11.13 55 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included In 2013 Chambers USA Guide

05.28.13 Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 176 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas

05.20.13 25 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized by Daily Business Review During its 2013 Top Dealmakers of the Year Awards Ceremony

04.01.13 Greenberg Traurig's Global Energy & Infrastructure Practice Recognized in 2013 Chambers and Partners Global Guide

02.22.13 Greenberg Traurig Continues to Expand its Public Finance Practice with Addition of Bond Attorney Lori Smith-Lalla in Fort Lauderdale

02.04.13 Greenberg Traurig Expands Its Public Finance Practice with the Return of Noted Bond Lawyer Albert A. Del Castillo

 
Reported CasesPlayed a primary role in authoring legislative amendments that permitted a city to issue more than US$472 million in special insurance assessment revenue bonds and served as bond counsel on the subsequent bond issue in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew.; Served as special counsel to the Florida Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association (JUA) in connection with US$1.5 billion line of credit financing that provided liquidity funding to the JUA, a statutorily created property and casualty insurer of last resort in the state of Florida and represented JUA in connection with multiple renewals of the line of credit.; Served as bond counsel for US$500 million of taxable corporate notes issued by the JUA.; Served as special counsel, including assistance in drafting the necessary implementing legislation, in connection with the combination of the JUA and the Florida Windstorm Underwriting Association into Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens).; Served as bond counsel on more than US$14.0 billion of insurance assessment and premium-backed bonds issued by Citizens, including the US$3.05 billion taxable High-Risk Account Senior Secured Bonds, Series 2006A, which at the time was Florida's largest new-money municipal bond issue.; Served as bond counsel on more than US$3.8 billion of senior notes issued by the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico.; Served as bond counsel on more than US$4.5 billion of tax and revenue anticipation notes issued by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.; Served as bond counsel on more than US$3.4 billion of general obligation new money and refunding bonds issued by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.; Served as bond counsel on more than US$4.5 billion of power revenue and power revenue refunding bonds issued by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.; Served as bond counsel on approximately US$1.5 billion of transportation revenue and revenue refunding bonds issued by the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority.; Served as bond counsel on more than US$2.3 billion of revenue and revenue refunding bonds issued by the Puerto Rico Public Buildings Authority.; Served as bond counsel on more than US$385 million in revenue and revenue refunding bonds issued by the Puerto Rico Industrial, Tourist, Educational, Medical and Environmental Control Facilities Financing Authority for multiple higher education, health care and other projects.; Served as bond counsel on more than US$2.0 billion in airport system revenue and revenue refunding bonds/passenger facilities charges convertible lien bonds issued by Broward County, Florida.; Served as bond counsel on more than US$1.05 billion of general obligation, revenue and special obligation bonds issued by the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida for various types of projects and for refunding purposes.; Served as bond counsel and disclosure counsel on more than US$850 million of general obligation, limited ad valorem, revenue and special obligation bonds issued by the City of Miami, Florida for various types of projects and for refunding purposes.; Served as bond counsel and disclosure counsel on more than US$1.1 billion of general obligation, revenue, special obligation and special assessment bonds issued by the City of Port St. Lucie, Florida for various types of projects and/or for refunding purposes.; Served as bond counsel on more than US$887 million of hospital revenue and revenue refunding bonds issued by the South Broward Hospital District in Florida.; Served as bond counsel or underwriters counsel on more than 50 Florida community development district special assessment bond financings. The above representations were handled by Mr. del Castillo prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
 
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Albert A. del Castillo

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131




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