Warren S. Bloom

Warren S. Bloom

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Warren S. Bloom is Co-Chair of the National Public Finance Practice and began his legal career with Kaye Scholer in New York City in the mid-1980s concentrating on the representation of lending institutions in leveraged buyouts and "going private" transactions. Upon his relocation to Florida in late 1988, Warren began to focus his practice on public finance and the representation of creditor entities in such transactions (e.g., indenture trustees, bondholders, bond purchasers and credit enhancers). Since that time, Warren represents municipal security credit holders in both new and existing distressed transactions in more than half of the United States.

Warren's experience includes active roles in bankruptcies, foreclosures and consensual restructurings of municipal transactions both in Florida and throughout the nation. His practice continues to include a substantial amount of underwriters' counsel, bond counsel, purchaser's counsel and credit enhancers' counsel roles on new transactions.

Concentrations

  • Municipal securities
  • Municipal finance
  • Leveraged lending transactions
  • Workout transactions

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented indenture trustees and bondholders in a broad range of land-based transactions.
  • Represented industrial revenue bondholders in Citgo Corporation's 2005 multibillion-dollar restructuring related to SEC reporting requirements.
  • Represented purchasers of the $475 million New York Industrial Development Agency liberty revenue bonds, Series 2005 (7 World Trade Center, LLC Project).
  • Represented Lennar Corporation as special counsel in connection with the issuance and sale of the Redevelopment Agency of the City and County of San Francisco Community Facilities District No. 7 (Hunters Point Shipyard Phase I Improvements), which related to the development of one of the most significant parcels of land on the San Francisco Bay.
  • Represented purchasers of the $9.48 million City of Atlanta, Georgia tax allocation bonds (Eastside Project), Series 2005A (AMT) and $38 million City of Atlanta, Georgia tax allocation bonds (Eastside Project), Series 2005B (NON-AMT).
  • Represented the purchasers of $60 million Gulf Coast Industrial Development Authority environmental facilities revenue bonds (Microgy Holdings Project), (Renewable methane gas from cow manure).
  • Represented the purchasers of $27.69 million The Harrisburg Authority (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania) University Revenue Bonds, Series A of 2007 (The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Project) and $60.225 million The Harrisburg Authority (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania) University Revenue Bonds, Series B of 2007 (The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Project).
  • Represented trustees or bondholders in approximately $500 million worth of distressed land secured bond financings.
  • Represented the purchasers of $46.88 million Jefferson County (Texas) Industrial Development Corporation Hurricane Ike disaster area revenue bonds, Series 2012 (Port of Beaumont Petroleum Transload Terminal, LLC Project).

Recognition & Leadership

  • Named, Client Service All Star, BTI Client Service All-Stars Report, Public Finance, 2019 
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law, 2007-2019
    • "Lawyer of the Year," Public Finance Law, Orlando, 2011, 2016 and 2018
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2006-2019
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2018
  • Member, Winning Team, TMA Chicago/Midwest Awards Program, “Small Transaction of the Year” for the restructuring of the Lombard Public Facilities Corporation, 2018
  • Listed, Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," 2007-2009, 2011-2013
  • Listed, Orlando magazine, "The Best Lawyers in Orlando," 2010
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, Florida Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., with honors, University of Miami School of Law, 1986
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles and Comments Editor, Inter-American Law Review
  • B.A., Chemistry, with honors, Duke University, 1981
Admissions
  • Florida
  • New York