Mark-David Adams: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Mark-David Adams

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West Palm Beach,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Debt Finance & Capital Markets
  • Public Finance
  • Project Finance and Infrastructure
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Educational Institutions
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
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


American Bar Association - Taxation Section
National Association of Bond Lawyers

BornEnglewood, New Jersey, May 28, 1960

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 of The 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 in Strand v. Escambia County.

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

•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.


Edwards Wildman Acts as Bond Counsel in Palm Beach County's $17.8 Million PalmTran New Equipment Bond Deal

Edwards Wildman acted as bond counsel to Palm Beach County in connection with the issuance of $17.8 million in bonds for the purchase of new paratransit equipment for the County's PalmTran Connection, a service that provides door-to-door bus service for the elderly and the disabled.

Edwards Wildman Acts as Disclosure Counsel on $201 Million Miami-Dade County Seaport Revenue P3 Port Tunnel Bond Deal

Edwards Wildman acted as disclosure counsel to Miami-Dade County, Florida in connection with the issuance of the County's $201 million bond issue which financed a 180 million contribution to a public-private partnership (P3) to finance the Port Tunnel Project.

Edwards Wildman Advises Maltz Jupiter Theater in $6.4 Million Refinancing Deal

Edwards Wildman represented Jupiter, Florida's Maltz Jupiter Theater in the refinancing of than $6.4 million in debt.

Edwards Wildman Acts as Bond Counsel for $40+ Million Cicero Economic Development Deal

Edwards Wildman acted as bond counsel to the Town of Cicero, Cook County, IL, to successfully close its $4,690,000 Series 2014A Illinois General Obligation Corporate Purpose Refunding Bonds.

Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: SEC Modifies Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative and Delays Deadline for Issuers and Obligors
August 1, 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: The Municipal Advisor Rules - Why Municipal Bond Market Participants Should Care
January 30, 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - IRS Releases Publication 5091, Voluntary Compliance for Tax-Exempt and Tax-Credit Bonds
June 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - The LIBOR Situation - A Public Finance Perspective
July 19, 2012
Public Finance Advisory - American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act (ARRTA) Bond Provisions Update - Summary of Treasury Department Notices Providing Interim Guidance
June 2009
Public Finance Advisory
January 2009
Client Advisory - Strand vs. Escambia County Victory
September 2008
Public Finance Advisory - Bond Insurer Downgrades and Material Event Notice Filings
February 21, 2008
Bond issue allows Everglades work to be done a decade ahead of schedule
March 26, 2007
Firm Successfully Represents Client In One Of The Largest Bond Validation Proceedings In Florida History
February 24, 2006

Edwards Wildman's Mark-David Adams Weighs In on What Governments Need to Know About the New Municipal Advisor Rule in Governing
July 1, 2014
Edwards Wildman Acts as Bond Counsel in Palm Beach County's $17.8 Million PalmTran New Equipment Bond Deal
June 12, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Rick Miller and Mark-David Adams Advise on $201M Bond Issue For PortMiami Improvements, Reports the Daily Business Review
May 27, 2014
Edwards Wildman Acts as Disclosure Counsel on $201 Million Miami-Dade County Seaport Revenue P3 Port Tunnel Bond Deal
May 8, 2014
Edwards Wildman Advises Maltz Jupiter Theater in $6.4 Million Refinancing Deal
May 1, 2014
Edwards Wildman Acts as Bond Counsel for $40+ Million Cicero Economic Development Deal
March 13, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Mark-David Adams, in Law360, Analyzes Expansion of Public-Private Partnerships in Florida
July 8, 2013
Edwards Wildman Establishes Office in Miami
May 2, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Mark-David Adams Comments on Detroit's Interest-Rate Swaps in the Bond Buyer
February 22, 2013
Edwards Wildman Serves as Co-Disclosure Counsel in Miami Airport Bonds, Reports Bond Buyer
October 23, 2012 (Also at Miami Office)


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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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