Niyala Harrison focuses her practice on public infrastructure finance matters and securities law matters with a particular emphasis on tax-exempt and taxable bond financings, including new and refunding issues. She regularly serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel representing cities, counties, school districts, governmental agencies and underwriters on public infrastructure finance transactions across various sectors including K-12 education, water, sewer and stormwater utilities, health care, transportation, airports, toll roads, and community development districts.
Bond counsel to Broward, Duval, Lee, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, Putnam School Districts in connection with the issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Certificates of Participation, and Tax Anticipation Notes.
Bond counsel to Miami-Dade County, Florida in connection with the issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Capital Asset Acquisition Bonds, Aviation Revenue Bonds, Transit System Surtax Bonds, Seaport Revenue Bonds and Water and Sewer Bonds.
Bond counsel to the City of Fort Lauderdale in connection with the issuance of General Obligation Bonds, Water and Sewer Bonds, Stormwater Assessment Revenue Bonds and Undergrounding Special Assessment Bonds.
Bond and disclosure counsel to the City of Hollywood in connection with the issuance of General Obligation Bonds and Water and Sewer Bonds.
Bond and disclosure counsel to South Broward Hospital District in connection with the issuance of Hospital Revenue and Refunding Bonds and interim financing.
Counsel to numerous underwriters in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bonds.
Bond and disclosure counsel to the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority in connection with the issuance of more than $1 billion of its Toll System Revenue and Refunding Bonds.°
Bond counsel to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in connection with the issuance of more than $1.2 billion new money and refunding bonds.°
Bond counsel and disclosure counsel to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in connection with the issuance of more than $730 million of Airport System Revenue Bonds.°
Bond counsel to the Kenton County Airport Board in connection with the issuance of more than $136 million of Airport System Revenue Bonds and Customer Facility Charge Bonds.°
Bond counsel to Broward County, Florida in connection with the issuance of more than $1.2 billion of Airport System Revenue Bonds.°
Bond counsel to City of Miami Beach, Florida in connection with the issuance of its Stormwater Revenue Bonds, Parking Revenue Bonds, and Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds.°
Bond counsel to Miami Beach Redevelopment Agency in connection with the issuance of its Tax Increment Revenue Bonds for the purpose of financing renovations to the Miami Beach Convention Center.°
Bond counsel to the Sarasota County Public Hospital District in connection with the issuance of its $350,000,000 Hospital Revenue Bonds.°
Underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of the City of Tampa, Florida $84,560,000 Special Assessment Revenue Bonds (Green Bonds).°
Bond, disclosure and/or underwriter’s counsel on more than 100 transactions in connection with the issuance of special assessment bonds for community development districts in Florida.°
°The above representations were handled by Ms. Harrison prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Associate City Planner, City of Tamarac, 2007-2009
Judicial Intern, Hon. A. J. Cristol, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2010
Recognition & Leadership
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Public Finance Law, 2021-2024
Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2021-2022
Recipient, Daily Business Review, “On the Rise,” 2019
Shortlisted, Chambers and Partners Diversity and Inclusion Award, “Future Leader Award (Minority Lawyers Category),” 2019
Recipient, Legacy Magazine, “40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow,” 2018
Winner, Daily Business Review, “Top Dealmakers of the Year – Public Finance,” 2015
Recipient, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, “40 Under 40” Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida, 2015
The Florida Bar
Member, City, Council, and Local Government Section
Member, Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Board Member, Miami Dade Urban Debate League
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
41st Class Graduate, Leadership Miami Program, 2020
Associate Member, South Florida Government Finance Officers Association
President, Caribbean Bar Association, 2017-2018
Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2016
J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law
Member, University of Miami Business Law Review
Dean’s Honor Scholar
Outstanding Public Interest Scholar
Member, Honor Council
M.S., International Affairs, Florida State University
B.A., International Affairs and Spanish, Florida State University