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Tucker F. Mackie

Tucker counsels community development districts on matters relating to contracts, real property, public procurement, finance, and construction.
In addition to her background in representing special districts, Tucker counsels indenture trustees, bondholders and community development districts on matters involving land secured, tax-exempt debt including, landowner bankruptcies, foreclosures, distressed/defaulted debt and agreed upon restructurings. A longtime resident of Tallahassee, Florida, Tucker enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Coleman and their two boys.
Education
  • Florida State University, J.D., with honors
  • University of Virginia, B.A.
  • National Outdoor Leadership School, Alaska
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court (Northern District of Florida)
Professional Affiliations
  • Florida Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • UVA Club of the Red Hills
Legal Experience
Adviser to landowners and developers regarding the use of special taxing districts as a way to finance and manage infrastructure for development.
Serves as general counsel to special taxing districts, addressing among other issues, district establishment, boundary amendments, bond validation, bond issuance and financing, contracts, real property issues, procurement (and bid protests), Sunshine law and public records issues, and other local government issues.
Represents special district issuers and bondholders in complex, agreed upon debt restructuring transactions, including bond redemptions, tender offers, forbearance / forgiveness agreements, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure, bond restructurings, and other “work-out” arrangements.
Experience representing special district issuers and bondholders in foreclosure proceedings.
Publications & Presentations
Recent Trends in Community Development Districts, Florida Bar CLE, Environmental & Real Property Sections (Jan. 2016).
Representative Published Decisions
ExxonMobil Oil Corp. v. State, Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, 50 So. 3d 755 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010)
Significant Transactions
Representation of issuer in connection with the trifurcation of $17,885,000 CFM Community Development District (Lee County, Florida) Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2004A
Representation of issuer in connection with issuance of $8,815,000 Evergreen Community Development District (Manatee County, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2019
Representation of issuer in connection with issuance of $10,090,000 Willows Community Development District (Manatee County, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2019
Representation of issuer in connection with issuance of $24,000,000 Greeneway Improvement District Special Assessment Revenue Bond Anticipation Note, Series 2018
Representation of issuer in connection with issuance of $25,000,000 Boggy Creek Improvement District Special Assessment Revenue Bond Anticipation Note, Series 2018
In the News
Sep 9, 2016
Stonebrier Community Development District Issues Refunding Bonds
by Tucker Mackie
Sep 9, 2016
Live Oak Lake Community Development District Issues Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds
by Tucker Mackie
Jun 6, 2016
Windsor at Westside Community Development District Issues Special Assessment Bonds
by Tucker Mackie