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Lindsay C. Whelan

Lindsay counsels special districts, landowners, developers and other related parties on matters relating to special district governance, public financing, and land development.
In her free time, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family, watching and attending Florida State athletics, and spending time outdoors.
Education
  • Florida State University, J.D., 2012, cum laude
  • Florida State University, M.B.A., 2012
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington, B.S., 2009, Business Administration, cum laude
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Florida
Awards & Recognition
  • Florida State University College of Law, Outstanding Pro Bono Service Recipient
  • Florida House of Representatives Legislative Intern Program Recipient, 2012
  • Florida State University College of Business, Jim Moran Institute Graduate Assistantship Recipient
Legal Experience
Represents special districts and other related parties in matters relating to government contracting, real property, public procurement and construction, open government and ethics, public finance, and land development.
Represents landowners and developers relative to special district establishment and governance, as well as performs due diligence activities for entities relative to their acquisition of property interests within special districts.
Represents clients in obtaining restaurant and alcoholic beverage licenses for golf, restaurant, and concession operations.
Assists clients in obtaining state grant monies from the Florida Sports Foundation and complying with ongoing reporting requirements relative to same.
Previously served as a Staff Attorney for the House of Representatives’ Regulatory Affairs Committee. In this role, Lindsay drafted proposed legislation and advised legislative members and Committee staff as to legal and policy considerations of proposed legislation. Lindsay has also previously worked for the Florida Senate and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Publications & Presentations
American Planning Association Florida Annual Conference, The ABC's of CDDs and HOAs (September 2019) (Panelist)
Significant Transactions
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $31,040,000 West Villages Improvement District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds (Unit of Development No. 7), Series 2019 (Master Infrastructure) and $1,320,000 West Villages Improvement District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds (Unit of Development No. 7), Series 2019 (Village B Parcel), (closed April 2019)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $11,790,000 Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Lakewood Centre & NW Sector Projects) (closed December 2018)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $36,185,000 Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Northeast Sector Project – Phase 1B) (closed December 2018)
Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $14,925,000 Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (Northeast Sector Project – Phase 1A) (closed August 2018)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $5,195,000 Boyette Park Community Development District (Hillsborough County, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (closed April 2018)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $13,995,000 West Villages Improvement District Florida State Sales Tax Payments Revenue Bonds (Atlanta Braves Spring Training Facility), Series 2017A (closed December 2017)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $27,500,000 West Villages Improvement District Senior Secured Notes, Series 2017B (Atlanta Braves Spring Training Facility) (closed December 2017)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of not to exceed $45,000,000 Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2017 (Northeast Sector Project) (closed September 2017)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $32,165,000 West Villages Improvement District (City of North Port, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Refunding Bonds (Unit of Development No. 1), Series 2017 (closed August 2017)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $16,550,000 West Villages Improvement District (City of North Port, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Refunding Bonds (Unit of Development No. 3), Series 2017 (closed August 2017)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $14,805,000 Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 (Del Webb Project) (closed May 2017)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $2,685,000 Fronterra Community Development District (Collier County, Florida) Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 (closed March 2017
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $49,480,000 Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 (Lakewood National/Polo Run Projects) (closed February 2017)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $13,090,000 West Villages Improvement District (City of North Port, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds (Unit of Development No. 4), Series 2016 (closed November 2016)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $9,430,000 Wiregrass Community Development District (Pasco County, Florida) Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2016 (closed April 2016)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $7,285,000 Tapestry Community Development District (Osceola County, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2016 (closed April 2016)
Negotiated key development and operating agreements for and oversaw the financing and construction, including the obtainment of grant funding from the Florida Sports Foundation, of the approximately $100 million Atlanta Braves Spring Training Baseball Facility located in North Port, Florida on behalf of the West Villages Improvement District.
In the News
Sep 16, 2019
Three HGS attorneys speak at 2019 APA Florida Conference
Lindsay Whelan mentioned
Feb 26, 2019
Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Issues Special Assessment Revenue Bonds (Lakewood Centre & NW Sector Projects)
Lindsay Whelan mentioned
Feb 26, 2019
Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Issues Special Assessment Revenue Bonds (Northeast Sector Project, Phases 1A and 1B)
Lindsay Whelan mentioned
May 10, 2018
Boyette Park Community Development District Issues Special Assessment Revenue Bonds
by Lindsay Whelan
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