Jonathan T. Johnson

Since joining the Firm in 1993, Jonathan has focused on community development districts and other special district work, including infrastructure financing, land development, and local government law.

Jonathan graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University with a Bachelors degree in criminology in 1989. In 1990 he obtained his Masters degree from Florida State University.

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  • Counsels landowners, developers, bondholders and other parties regarding financing and managing of infrastructure requirements for new and developing communities, including the establishment of special taxing districts.
  • Serves as general counsel to a number of stewardship districts, special districts, and community development districts.
  • Advises clients on bond issuance, lease-purchase financing, contracts, bid processes and protests, construction matters, and other land development, local government and financial matters.

Significant Transactions

  •  Babcock Ranch Independent Special District Bond Validation ($10,500,000,000)
  •  Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Bond Validation ($4,000,000,000)
  •  River Hall Community Development District Bond Restructuring ($26,365,000)
  •  Southern Hills Community Development District Bond Restructuring ($12,105,000)
  • Amelia Walk Community Development District Bond Restructuring ($8,565,000)

Publications & Presentations

  • Urban Land Institute’s Surviving the Cycle.  (April 2009) (Panelist).
  • CLE International Restructuring Real Estate. ( January 2010) (Panelist).
  • Urban Land Institute’s – Tampa Bay, Signs of Recovery: The New Market and Trends in Housing. ( June 2010) (Panelist).
  • National Association of Bond Attorney’s 34 Annual Bond Attorney’s Workshop.  (October 2009) (Panelist).

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed in the 2006-2007 Editions of Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite”.

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