Richard J. Miller: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Richard J. Miller

Partner
West Palm Beach,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone561 820 0274

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Debt Finance & Capital Markets
  • Public Finance
  • Educational Institutions
  • Project Finance and Infrastructure
  • Government and Public Sector
 
University University of North Carolina, A.B., 1968
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia, J.D., 1971
 
AdmittedNew York; Illinois; Florida
 
Memberships 

Memberships

Florida Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
New York Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Government Finance Officers Association

 
BornMilwaukee, Wisconsin, July 17, 1946
 
Biography

Rick has extensive experience in the areas of corporate, securities law, municipal and project finance, public private partnerships, interest rate swaps and other derivative products. Most projects involve infrastructure financing. He has many years of experience in all types of taxable and tax-exempt municipal financings. In this regard, he serves as bond counsel to Broward, Palm Beach and Hillsborough counties and Shelby County (Memphis) Tennessee (4 of the top 50 counties in country), and in Tennessee, for the City of Memphis and Shelby County in connection with their Community Re-Development Agency financings, the Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority financings and the Memphis and Shelby County Port Commission, including inter-governmental financing support for the new large Electrolux manufacturing facility recently located in the Port of Memphis. Other cities and towns include Lake Worth, the Town of Palm Beach and the City of Punta Gorda. Major authorities include the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County and the South Florida Water Management District relative to its Everglades restoration projects. Rick formerly served as bond counsel to the State of Tennessee and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. He has specialties in airport financing having worked on major financings for Orlando International, Palm Beach International, Miami International, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, as well as Memphis International, Nashville and Hawaii Airports, among others. He serves as disclosure counsel/securities counsel to Broward County, Miami-Dade County and the City of Pensacola and the Seacoast Utility Authority and also serves as underwriter's counsel, bank counsel and securities' counsel to major underwriters and banks. Rick serves as transactional counsel in connection with the privatization of the City of Vero Beach, Florida Electric Utility. Since 2012, Rick has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Public Finance.
•$1,800,000,000 validation of Certificates of Participation for South Florida Water Management District in connection with the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project.

•$776,000,000 Miami-Dade County, Florida Aviation Revenue Bonds, Series 2012A and Series 2012B (Miami International Airport) (Hub of the Americas SM).

•$621,330,000 Broward County, Florida Airport System Revenue Bonds Series 2012Q-1 (NON-AMT) and Series 2012 Q-2.

•$599,860,000 Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2011.

•$214,690,000 Broward County, Florida Half-Cent Tax Revenue Bonds (Main Courthouse Project), Series 2010A.

•$110,265,000 Hillsborough County, Florida Utility Revenue Bonds, Series 2010B (Federally Taxable - Build America Bonds - Direct Payment).

•$319,342,985.60 Miami-Dade County, Florida Professional Sports Franchise Facilities Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2009A through E (Marlins Park).

•$176,585,000 Palm Beach County, Florida Public Improvement Revenue Bonds Series 2008.

•$546,120,000 South Florida Water Management District Certificates of Participation Series 2006 (Everglades Restoration Projects).

•$202,290,000 The Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority, Inc. Revenue Bonds, 2002 Series (Memphis NBA Grizzlies Arena Project) - the largest public facility financing in the history of Memphis, and related $202,290,000 basis swap transaction accomplished in 2004 for the FedEx Forum (NBA Memphis Grizzlies).

Before Edwards Wildman

Prior to joining the Firm, Rick was partner-in-charge of the Florida office of the New York-based firm of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Rick enjoys golf, swimming, gardening, Carolina basketball and Florida football. He was a varsity swimmer at UNC.

Experience

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 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.

Insights
Client Advisory - Strand vs. Escambia County Victory
September 2008 publication
Public Finance Advisory - Bond Insurer Downgrades and Material Event Notice Filings
February 21, 2008 publication
Bond issue allows Everglades work to be done a decade ahead of schedule
March 26, 2007 publication
Firm Successfully Represents Client In One Of The Largest Bond Validation Proceedings In Florida History
February 24, 2006 publication
West Palm Beach Redevelopment Requires Deep Commitment
January 21, 2005 publication
6th Annual Tax & Securities Law Institute
February 21, 2008 - February 22, 2008 event
American Water Resources Association (AWRA) 2007 Annual Conference
November 12, 2007 - November 15, 2007 event
The Bond Buyer's Florida Public Finance Conference
March 14, 2006 - March 15, 2006 event

News
Edwards Wildman's Rick Miller Comments on the SEC's Muni Disclosure Rules in Law360
September 11, 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 Acts as Bond Counsel for $40+ Million Cicero Economic Development Deal
March 13, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Rick Miller Analyzes Future of Public-Private Partnerships in Law360
January 2, 2014
Edwards Wildman Establishes Office in Miami
May 2, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Rick Miller and John Igoe Cited on Upcoming Sale of Electric System in TC Palm
January 23, 2013
Edwards Wildman Serves as Co-Disclosure Counsel in Miami Airport Bonds, Reports Bond Buyer
October 23, 2012
Best Lawyers Recognizes 56 Edwards Wildman Attorneys
September 27, 2012 (Also at Miami, Florida and Chicago, Illinois Offices)

 
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Office Information

Richard J. Miller

525 Okeechobee Boulevard, Suite 1600
West Palm BeachFL 33401




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