The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Environmental & Land Use Law Section and the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section present
Secrets of CDDs: Unveiling the Mysteries and Unlocking the Possibilities

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Tampa Airport Marriott
4200 George J. Bean Parkway
Tampa, Fl 33607
(813) 879-5151

Course No. 1455R

The goal of the seminar is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Community Development Districts within Florida. Then seminar will start with a primer on community Development Districts ("CDD"), why and how CDDs are created. The seminar will then move to CDD issues and a practitioner should consider when contemplating a real estate transaction. An underwriter and bond counsel will discuss current and future trends of the bond market and bond market impacts on CDD transactions. A panel presentation will analyze issues of a failing/failed real estate project; when and how projects can be restructured in today's economy. We will close with a future trends presentation and a discussion of ethical considerations a practitioner should address regarding CDDs.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Introduction to CDDs
Gary L. Moyer, District Management Services

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Implications of CDDs for Real Estate Transactions: Real Estate and Association Issues
Jason E. Merritt, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.
Eleanor W. Taft, Eleanor W. Taft, P.A.

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Current and Future Trends of Municipal Bond Markets
Brett Sealy, MBS Capital Markets, LLC
William D. “Danny” Tyler, Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, P.A.

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Anatomy of a Real Estate Project Meltdown: District, Developer, Trustee and Conventional Lender Perspectives
Brian A. Crumbaker, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.
Erin E. Banks, Carlton Fields, P.A.
Warren S. Bloom, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Erin R. McCormick, Fowler White Boggs, P.A.

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Future Trends for CDDs
Brian A. Crumbaker, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A.
William J. Rizzetta, Rizzetta & Company

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ethical Considerations in CDD Transactions
Kenneth R. Artin, Bryant Miller Olive


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Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).

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