“He deals with issues and he finds solutions and gets things done, so my regard for him is very high” – Chambers USA, 2015
Joseph B. Stanton is the Co-Chairperson of the Firm’s Public Finance and Capital Projects department
Stanton has practiced in the area of public finance for more than 20 years and has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel, bank counsel, company counsel and trustee’s counsel on various state and local government financings throughout his career.
“wealth of experience in that area,” – Chambers USA, 2016
He served as bond counsel on, what was at the time, the largest public finance transaction in the state of Florida ($1.1 billion), and as bank counsel on the largest healthcare finance transaction in the state of Florida ($1.0 billion).
He serves, or has served, as bond counsel to Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, Florida Development Finance Corporation and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. He has also served as company counsel to one of the largest waste disposal companies in the United States.
He also has prior experience serving as counsel to the bondholders in several default/workout matters related to defaulted bond transactions.
“brings amazing knowledge to my business so you feel like he cares about what you’re doing.” – Chambers USA, 2016
Stanton also represents various banking clients on municipal finance related matters, such as government loans, letters of credit and bond trustee related matters.
Stanton is an AV Preeminent®-Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the rating agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics. He is also listed in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace, a Red Book Directory, and is featured in Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers for Banking and Finance.
“a great lawyer who is very thorough.” – Chambers USA, 2016
A frequent public finance lecturer, he recently served as a panelist on the topic of Alternative Delivery of Utility Services for the Center for Florida Local Government Excellence, a panelist on a P3 Roundtable for TEAMFL and as a moderator at a conference focused on Public-Private Partnerships in Florida. In 2005, he served on the faculty of the 2005 Fundamentals Seminar of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
Stanton is a Board Member of Florida’s Children First, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights of at-risk children and youth. He also serves as a board member on the Real Estate Committee for the University of Central Florida and on the Diocesan School Board for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando.
Served as Bond Counsel on, what was at the time, the largest public finance transaction in the state of Florida ($1.1 billion).
Served as bank counsel on the largest healthcare finance transaction in the state of Florida ($1.0 billion).