DENVER (June 6, 2014) – The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has brought Michael R. McGinnis on as a shareholder where he will focus his practice in Public Finance. McGinnis will advise large governmental entities, including airports, public utilities, educational institutions, water authorities, municipalities, cities and metropolitan districts on finance issues. McGinnis also serves as counsel to airport-related businesses; including rental car companies regarding airport consolidated facilities financings as well as concession and lease agreements. In these transactions, he regularly counsels clients in the capacity of bond, disclosure, underwriter’s or special counsel.
McGinnis will also cross-over into the firm’s Corporate & Securities practice providing guidance on complex commercial transactions including developing legal structures and strategies for companies and other service orientated entities.
"We are excited to add Mike to our public finance team in Denver. His knowledge of public funding alternatives and ability to translate those alternatives into clear, concise outcomes for his clients is immeasurably valuable as large-scale projects continue to be in demand and are often required to compete for limited resources," said David G. Palmer, managing shareholder of the firm’s Denver office.
When not actively serving client needs, McGinnis serves on the board of several organizations in the metro area, including Adams County Economic Development as chair, and the Metro Denver Aviation Coalition, as well as many others. He also participates in the American Association of Airport Executives and Airports Council International–North America organizations.
He earned his J.D., with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1982 and a B.A., with distinction, also from the University of Iowa in 1979.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Public Finance
Greenberg Traurig’s Public Finance Practice has served the needs of state and local issuers, underwriters, credit providers, bondholders, and conduit borrowers throughout the United States for more than 30 years in virtually every area of public finance. The firm currently has 43 attorneys in the Public Finance Practice in its Atlanta, Boca Raton, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Northern Virginia, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tallahassee, Tampa, Washington, D.C. and West Palm Beach offices.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities Practice is well situated to provide advice and services to companies and entrepreneurs throughout the Americas, in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The group of more than 350 corporate and securities lawyers brings together the strategic business, legal and market experience needed to manage and close the most complex transactions as well as provide savvy yet practical counsel on day-to-day operations.