Greenberg Traurig Continues to Expand its Public Finance Practice with Addition of Bond Attorney Lori Smith-Lalla in Fort Lauderdale

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Greenberg Traurig Continues to Expand its Public Finance Practice with Addition of Bond Attorney Lori Smith-Lalla in Fort Lauderdale

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that Lori Smith-Lalla has joined as of counsel in the firm’s national Public Finance Practice in Fort Lauderdale.

A former principal with Squire Sanders in Miami, Smith-Lalla is reunited with Public Finance Shareholder Albert A. del Castillo, who rejoined Greenberg Traurig a few weeks ago. Smith-Lalla has worked with del Castillo on numerous complex bond financings, including the $622 million financing for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, which was selected by the Bond Buyer as the 2012 Southeast Region Deal of the Year. In 2012, she also worked with del Castillo on a $1.5 billion financing for Citizens Property insurance.

“Lori is a very experienced public finance attorney in Broward County and in the country,” said Glenn E. Goldstein, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Fort Lauderdale office. “She understands the unique needs of her clients and, together with Albert del Castillo, they form a great team to further leverage the firm’s public finance practice to meet those needs.”

Smith-Lalla, whose experience includes 12 years as an assistant county attorney for Broward County, focuses her practice on public finance, including city, county and local government finance. She has served as bond counsel and disclosure counsel to various cities, counties and authorities as well as underwriter’s counsel to numerous national and regional underwriting firms. She is board certified as a specialist in city, county and local government law by the Florida Bar. A member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, Smith-Lalla holds a J.D. cum laude from the University of Bridgeport and a B.A. from the University of Connecticut.

Greenberg Traurig’s national Public Finance Practice has served the needs of state and local issuers, underwriters, credit providers, bondholders, and conduit borrowers throughout the United States for more than 30 years in virtually every area of public finance. The firm currently has 41 attorneys in the Public Finance Practice in its Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tallahassee, Tysons Corner, Washington, D.C., and West Palm Beach offices.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, P.A.is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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