Sylvia S. Penneys

Sylvia S. Penneys: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP AV stamp icon
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Sylvia Sohn Penneys' experience includes many transactions requiring the development of innovative program documents, including those for the first multi-modal program for certificates of participation in Florida and the first public sale documents for Qualified School Construction Bonds with tax credits for certificates of participation in Florida. They also include documents for model documents for 501(c)(3) borrowers in housing transactions and open indentures for multifamily housing transactions for 501(c)(3) borrowers and non-501(c)(3) borrowers.

Sylvia has also handled bond validations that have been contested or have presented undecided issues of law.


•Affordable Housing
•Community development districts

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Areas of Practice (1)

  • Public Finance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.579.0571  Phone
305.579.0717  Fax
University Attended:
Boston University, B.A., 1964; University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1967
Law School Attended:
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1986
Year of First Admission:
1986, Florida
Birth Information:
Reported Cases:
Experience: Bond financings: Served as Bond Counsel for state housing finance corporation and local housing finance authorities; Served as a member of team that represented MAT Concessionaire, LLC and its sponsors, 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.; Served as bond counsel or underwriter's counsel on bond issues for the towns of Lantana and Jupiter Island, the cities of Sunrise and Hollywood, Charlotte County, Lee County and the City of Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency.; Served as bond counsel or underwriters' counsel for numerous financings involving tax-exempt leasing, tax increment financing, utility system financing, health care financing, industrial development financing, community development districts, certificates of participation, tax anticipation notes and revenue anticipation notes. '; Served as bond counsel or underwriters' counsel for certificate of participation transactions involving the school boards of the following counties: Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Orange, Lee, Pasco, Osceola, Lake, Broward, and Seminole.; Served as bond counsel or underwriters' counsel to: Florida Housing; Housing Finance Authority of Broward County; Orange County Housing Finance Authority; Osceola County Housing Finance Authority; Escambia County Housing Finance Authority; Housing Finance Authority of Marion County; Housing Finance Authority of Pasco County; Housing Finance Authority of Lee County; Housing Finance Authority of Sumner County; Housing Finance Authority of Volusia County; Florida and the Industrial Development Authority of Kansas City, Missouri (multifamily housing bonds).
Payment Information:
  • Accepts American Express

Peer Reviews

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Miami, Florida

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