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Alyssa C. Willson

Alyssa counsels community development districts and other special districts on a variety of matters including infrastructure financing, real property, land development and local government law.
Alyssa graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors degree in public relations and subsequently obtained her law degree from the University of Florida as well. Prior to joining HGS, she was a Senior Attorney with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and primarily worked with the Florida Forest Service and Office of Agricultural Water Policy on real property, regulatory, and other governmental issues.
Education
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., with Honors (Certificate, Environmental and Land Use Law)
  • University of Florida, B.S., Public Relations, cum laude
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Florida. U.S. District Court (Northern District of Florida)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Eleventh Circuit)
Professional Affiliations
  • The Florida Bar (Administrative Law; City, County, and Local Government Law)
  • Tallahassee Bar Association (President, Young Lawyer Section, 2016-2017; President Elect, Young Lawyer Section, 2015-2016; Young Lawyer Representative, Board of Directors 2015-2016)
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch" 2021 edition
  • Listed in the annual publication of The Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" 2020 edition
Legal Experience
Represents special taxing districts in matters relating to financing infrastructure requirements for new development through the establishment of  special taxing districts.
Serves as district counsel for a number of special districts advising on matters such as bond issuance, lease-purchase financing, construction, contracts, real property, public procurement, ethics, public records and open meetings.
Publications & Presentations
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Florida Section Annual Conference, Review of Agricultural Permit Exemptions, June 2014 (Panelist).
Significant Transactions
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $20,310,000 Ave Maria Stewardship Community District Capital Improvement Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019 (closed June 2019)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $3,740,000 Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Assessment Area 2B), $12,025,000 Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Assessment Area 3A), and $3,220,000 Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Assessment Area 4) (closed December 2018)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $10,180,000 Del Webb Bexley Community Development District Special Assessment Bonds, Series 2018 (closed October 2018)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $9,785,000 TSR Community Development District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Northwest Assessment Area Parcels A, B and C) (closed October 2018)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $4,290,000 Connerton West Community Development District Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2018-1 and $4,190,000 Capital Improvement Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2018-2 (closed August 2018)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $4,000,000 Ave Maria Stewardship Community District Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Maple Ridge Phase 3 Project) (closed June 2018)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $6,5200,000 Connerton West Community Development District Capital Improvement Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2018A-1 and $1,520,000 Capital Improvement Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2018A-2 (closed April 2018)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $2,075,000 Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (closed April 2018)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $12,870,000 TSR Community Development District (Pasco County, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 (Northwest Assessment Area Parcels D, E and F) (closed December 2017)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $400,000 Mediterra South Community Development District (City of Bonita Springs, Florida) Improvement Revenue Note, Series 2017 (closed May 2017)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $3,399,000 Coronado Community Development District (City of Doral, Florida) Special Assessment Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2017 (closed April 2017)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $3,390,000 Ave Maria Stewardship Community District (Collier County, Florida) Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2016 (Maple Ridge Phase 2 Project) and $11,085,000 Ave Maria Stewardship Community District (Collier County, Florida) Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2016 (Phase 3 Master Improvements Project) (closed November 2016)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $20,615,000 Verandah East Community Development District (Lee County, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2016 (closed October 2016)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $4,335,000 Talis Park Community Development District (Collier County, Florida) Senior Capital Improvement Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2016A-1 and $4,440,000 Talis Park Community Development District (Collier County, Florida) Subordinate Capital Improvement Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2016A-2 (closed October 2016)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $10,235,000 TSR Community Development District (Pasco County, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2016 (2016 Project) (closed October 2016)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $23,955,000 Bexley Community Development District (Pasco County, Florida) Special Assessment Bonds, Series 2016 (closed April 2016)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $19,955,000 Babcock Ranch Community Independent Special District (Charlotte County, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2015 (closed December 2015)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $7,535,000 Winding Cypress Community Development District (Collier County, Florida) Special Assessment Bonds, Series 2015 (closed December 2015)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $9,455,000 TSR Community Development District (Pasco County) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2015A (Village 4 Project) (closed October 2015)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $6,725,000 Majorca Isles Community Development District (City of Miami Gardens, Florida) Special Assessment Bonds, Series 2015 (Bank Qualified) (closed August 2015)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $9,930,000 TSR Community Development District (Pasco County) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2015 (Village 1 Project) (closed February 2015)
In the News
Aug 20, 2020
Hopping Green & Sams attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021
Alyssa Willson mentioned
Aug 17, 2020
2020 Florida Super Lawyers Recognizes eleven HGS Attorneys
Alyssa Willson mentioned
Aug 14, 2020
Successful Tallahassee Bar Association Fundraiser
Alyssa Willson mentioned
Mar 8, 2019
HGS attorneys assume leadership positions in local Bar
Alyssa Willson mentioned
Feb 26, 2019
HGS Attorneys Facilitate Establishment of MTERC Community Development District
Alyssa Willson mentioned
Feb 26, 2019
TSR Community Development District Amends District Boundary and Issues Special Assessment Revenue Bonds
Alyssa Willson mentioned
Feb 26, 2019
HGS Attorneys Facilitate Establishment of Veranda Community Development District II, Validation of $75 Million in Bonds and Issuance of Special Assessment Revenue Bonds
Alyssa Willson mentioned