Penfield W. Tate III: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Penfield W. Tate III

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Denver,  CO  U.S.A.
Phone303.685.7442

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Practice Areas

  • Public Finance
  • Governmental Relations
  • American Indian Law
  • Environmental
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
  • Education
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 303.685.7442
Fax: 720.904.6142
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Penfield-W-Tate-III
 
University Colorado State University, B.A., Sociology
 
Law SchoolAntioch School of Law, J.D.
 
Admitted1981, Colorado; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado; Supreme Court of the United States
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Vice President, Denver Board of Water Commissioners

•Board of Directors, Aurora Economic Development Council

•Board of Directors, The Bell Policy Center

•Board of Directors, Cerebral Palsy of Colorado

•Board of Directors, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

•Member in Good Standing, National Association of Bond Lawyers

•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, Sam Cary Bar Association

•Member, Denver Bar Association

•Member, Colorado Bar Association

•Member, Owl Club of Denver

•Member, Denver Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi

•Member, Sigma Pi Phi

 
BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, May 19, 1956
 
Biography

Penfield W. Tate III is experienced in public finance and municipal law, as someone who has worked in government and as an advisor to government.

He has wide-ranging experience representing public entities, lenders and underwriters engaged in the process of financing essential public improvements, and advising local and state governments in the exercise of their administrative responsibilities.

Pen has been engaged in the public finance practice for more than 25 years and has experience working as bond, disclosure, trustee and underwriter's counsel. Since 2004, he has served as bond counsel for financings by public entities throughout Colorado, which aggregate to more than $7 billion, and as underwriter's or disclosure counsel for financings by public entities throughout the United States, which aggregate to more than $4.9 billion. He has been involved in a variety of financings, including fixed and variable rate, taxable and tax-exempt, senior and subordinate, revenue, general obligation, master lease and master indenture issuances, and lease purchases. Pen is also experienced in transactions involving letters of credit, municipal bond insurance, standby bond purchase arrangements and other forms of credit enhancement.

In government, Pen has served in both the Colorado Senate and House of Representatives. He has served as executive director of the Department of Administration for former Governor Roy Romer, as well as on both the State of Colorado Banking Board and the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority. As an aide to former Denver Mayor Federico Pena, Pen represented the mayor's office on issues involving airport finance, business and economic development, and housing development.

Pen often speaks before groups on issues of public interest; he is also a regular commentator with the local print and electronic news media.

Areas of Concentration

•Public finance

•Municipal securities

•Governmental relations

•Transportation

•Corporate law

Awards & Recognition

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers Government Relations Law Firm of the Year, 2014

•Recipient, Rupert-Tate Game Changer Award, Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, 2012

•Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-2007

•Recipient, M. Doak Jacoway Volunteer of the Year Award, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2006-2007

•Recipient, Leadership Denver Alumnus of the Year Award, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2005

•Recipient, Father of the Year Award, American Diabetes Association, 2005

•Recipient, Civil Rights Award, Anti-Defamation League, 2003AV , 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.

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Regular Panelist, Colorado Today, Rocky Mountain PBS

•Speaker, Achieving Success, Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists, February 2006

•Speaker, The Uniqueness of Colorado, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Access Denver Program, April 2005

•Speaker, Leadership, Colorado State University Montfort Professor-in-Residence, November 2004

•Speaker, Employment for Every 'Body', Colorado Coalition for Persons with Disabilities, May 2004

Associated News & Events

Press-Releases

02.18.13 Greenberg Traurig's Denver office Ranks First in Colorado for Underwriter's Counsel

10.31.12 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Penfield Tate Awarded Rupert-Tate Game Changer Award by Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition

08.22.11 Mayor Hancock Reappoints Two Members to the Denver Water Board

04.20.11 Greenberg Traurig's Penfield Tate Elected to Colorado State University Board of Governors

03.24.10 Pro Bono Spotlight - March

03.20.07 Eleven Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named Colorado Super Lawyers

12.12.06 Penfield Tate III, A Leading Public Finance and Municipal Lawyer, Joins Greenberg Traurig to Head This Practice in its Denver Office

Alerts

07.30.09 Tribal Economic Development Bonds - First Application Deadline: August 15, 2009

11.11.08 Colorado's Amendment 54 Bans Campaign Contributions from Certain Government Contract Holders

 
Reported CasesCity and County of Denver, Colorado, for and on behalf of its Department of Aviation, October 17, 2012 : Airport System Revenue Bonds, Series 2012A (AMT) ($315,780,000); Airport System Revenue Bonds, Series 2012B (Non-AMT) ($510,140,000); Airport System Revenue Bonds, Series 2012C (Taxable) ($30,285,000); Underwriters' Counsel.; City and County of Denver, Colorado, October 3, 2013 : City and County of Denver, Colorado General Obligation Better Denver and Refunding Bonds, Series 2013A; Bond Counsel; $120,925,000.; City and County of Denver, Colorado, October 3, 2013 : City and County of Denver, Colorado General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2013B1&B2; Bond Counsel; $137,435,000.; City of Canon City, Colorado, June 12, 2013 : Lease Agreement dated as of June 12, 2013,Between the City of Canon City, Colorado And Branch Banking and Trust Company; Purchaser's Counsel; $2,310,000.00.; School District No.1, In the City and County of Denver, Colorado, May 1, 2013 : Certificate of Participation, Series 2013C Evidencing Undivided Interests in the Right to Receive Certain Revenues Payable by School District No. 1, in the City and County of Denver under a Lease Purchase Agreement dated as of May 1, 2013; Underwriters' Counsel; $58,740,000.; School District No.1, In the City and County of Denver, Colorado, January 31, 2013 : Certificate of Participation, Series 2013A Evidencing Undivided Interests in the Right to Receive Certain Revenues Payable by School District No. 1, in the City and County of Denver under a Lease Purchase Agreement dated as of January 31, 2013; Placement Agents' Counsel; $35,195,000.
 
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Penfield W. Tate III

1200 17th Street, Suite 2400
DenverCO 80202




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