Mark-David Adams: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Mark-David Adams

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West Palm Beach,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone561-820-0281

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Practice Areas

  • Debt Finance & Capital Markets
  • Public Finance
  • Project Finance and Infrastructure
  • Government and Public Sector
 
University Lafayette College, A.B., 1982
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Miami, J.D., cum laude, 1985; New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1986
 
Admitted1985, Florida
 
Memberships 

Memberships

American Bar Association - Taxation Section
National Association of Bond Lawyers

 
BornEnglewood, New Jersey, May 28, 1960
 
Biography

Mark has over twenty-five 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 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 also includes Shelby County (Memphis), Tennessee, 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.
•Mark served as Bond Counsel for $546,120,000 South Florida Water Management District Certificates of Participation, Series 2006, which was the largest certificate of participation transaction in Florida history; the first COP deal issued to finance environmental restoration and the recipient ofThe Bond Buyer's national Deal of the Year Award.

•He was a member of the team that successfully caused the Florida Supreme Court to reverse its initial ruling on rehearing inStrand v. Escambia County.

•Mark was a speaker at the Florida Bar's 32nd Annual Local Government Law in Florida Seminar regarding theStrandcase.

•He served as Disclosure Counsel for the $776 million Miami-Dade County, Florida Aviation Revenue Bonds, Series 2012A & B (Miami International Airport) (Hub of the Americas) and $621 million Broward County, Florida Airport System Revenue Bonds, Series 2012Q1 & Q2 (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport).

•Mark obtained a favorable private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service that permitted a major University to retroactively change its project financing accounting method with favorable results.

•He has successfully represented clients before the IRS on audit review.

•Mark advises clients in connection with complying with the Dodd-Frank Protocols being implemented by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc.

Before Edwards Wildman

Upon graduation from college, Mark was an intern in the Corporate Audit Unit for Phillip Morris Corporation. Additionally, Mark worked in the Exploration and Production Unit of Mobil Corporation.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Mark is a member of the United Way. (Also at Miami Office)

 
ISLN909543844
 

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The "Municipal Advisor Rules" - Why Municipal Bond Market Participants Should Care
Mark-David Adams,Antonio D. Martini, February 5, 2014
On July 1, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) will begin enforcing its final rules (the “SEC Final Rule”) relative to the registration of municipal advisors. The SEC Final Rule is a result of the requirements of Section 975 of the Title IX of the...


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Mark-David Adams

525 Okeechobee Boulevard, Suite 1600
West Palm BeachFL 33401




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