Bruce H. Giles-Klein: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Bruce H. Giles-Klein

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Public Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Transportation
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0573
Fax: 305.961.5573
University Brandeis University, B.A., 1977
Law SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1980
Admitted1980, Pennsylvania (inactive); 1986, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
•Member, Transportation and Expressway Authority Membership of Florida (TEAMFL)
•Member, The Florida Bar, Local Government Law Section

BornScranton, Pennsylvania, December 23, 1955

Bruce Giles-Klein has broad experience in virtually all areas of municipal finance, including transportation, industrial development, resource recovery, airport, electric power, single family housing, multifamily housing, water and sewer, sports facility, university, health care, and traditional municipal finance, as well as the municipal finance aspects of tax-exempt money market funds, credit enhancement and synthetic securities.

Bruce has wide-ranging experience working with derivative products and hedge devices, and in particular interest rate swap transactions, as well as with transportation issues at the local, state and federal level, particularly with issues related to the financing of transportation infrastructure. Bruce also has broad experience on tax exempt financings to develop facilities for 501(c)(3) arts, educational, cultural, community and health care organizations.

Areas of Concentration

•Public finance
•Local government law
•Community redevelopment and tax increment finance
•501(c)(3) organizations

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law, 2006-2016
• Lawyer of the Year, Public Finance Law, Miami, 2014 and 2016
•Member, Winning Team, North American Transport Deal of the Year, IJ Global Americas Awards, 2014
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.25.15 58 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.18.15 24 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed as 2016 'Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America
08.19.14 128 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers In America 2015
08.15.13 20 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 'Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America
09.21.11 102 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Florida Listed In Best Lawyers in America 2012
10.21.09 Miami Tunnel Project Greenberg Traurig Represents Concessionaire in One of the First Greenfield P3 Projects in the U.S.
09.01.09 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Spot in Best Lawyers in America for 3rd Year
09.07.06 165 Greenberg Traurig Lawyers Named in Best Lawyers in America 2007 edition
08.23.05 100+ Greenberg Traurig LLP Attorneys in Best Lawyers in America 2006 Edition


01.20.15 Obama Administration Announces New Steps to Spur Private Investment in Infrastructure Projects
07.22.10 The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
06.04.10 Summary of Recent Amendments to SEC Rule 15c2-12

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Co-Author, Obama Administration Announces New Steps to Spur Private Investment in Infrastructure Projects, GT Alert, January 20, 2015

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented MAT Concessionaire, LLC and its sponsors as a member of the team that Meridiam Infrastructure Fund and Bouygues Travaux Publics, S.A., in the Port of Miami Tunnel project, one of the first greenfield public-private partnerships in the United States. Participated in hundreds of municipal financings as bond counsel, underwriters' or disclosure counsel, borrower's counsel, lender's counsel, credit enhancer's or liquidity provider's counsel and trustee's counsel in many states and localities. Served as bond counsel to Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority (MDX) from 1996 through 2010. Served as general counsel to MDX from 1996 through 2007. Served as bond counsel to the Florida Turnpike Revenue Bond program of the Florida Division of Bond Finance (DBF) since 1988. Served as bond counsel to DBF on financings for transportation right-of-way acquisition and bridge construction (aggregating $2.4 billion to date). Acted as co-general counsel to the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority and acted as co-general counsel to its predecessor, the Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority (a.k.a Tri-Rail). Acted as one of the primary bond counsels for Miami-Dade County, traditionally one of the largest municipal bond issuers in Florida; in this capacity has handled numerous financings for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. Served as bond counsel for the cities of Ormond Beach, Davie, Sunny Isles Beach and Hollywood. Served as bond counsel on tax increment financings by the city of Hollywood, Florida Community Redevelopment Agency and the City of Ormond Beach, Florida Redevelopment Agency. Acted as bond counsel on each appropriation-backed financing undertaken by DBF for the State of Florida Department of Management Services' facilities pool revenue bond program since the inception of the program in 1986. Served as bond counsel to the Florida Housing Finance Corporation and its predecessor, Florida Housing Finance Agency, on more than 70 bond issues since 1992. Served as bond counsel to Orange County Housing Finance Authority in Orange County, Florida.

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Bruce H. Giles-Klein

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131


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