Greenberg Traurig hires Crumbaker for Tallahassee public finance office

Greenberg Traurig, P.A., announced that it has expanded its public finance and infrastructure practice by hiring municipal veteran Brian Crumbaker for its office in Tallahassee, Florida.

Crumbaker, formerly with Hopping Green & Sams, has extensive experience representing bondholders and corporate trust companies in cases related to distressed or defaulted high-yield tax-exempt bonds.

At Greenberg Traurig, he will provide counsel to municipal security credit holders and indenture trustees in connection with distressed and/or defaulted tax-exempts issued to fund the construction of public infrastructure, low-income housing, health care facilities, senior housing and charter schools.

Crumbaker will also represent issuers and underwriters on primary offerings of tax-exempts, both public issues and private placements.

“Brian brings unique skills that will complement our firm’s already strong team of public finance attorneys,” said David Ashburn, managing shareholder of the firm’s Tallahassee office. “We are delighted to welcome Brian to our Tallahassee office and are confident that his solution-oriented approach will serve as an asset to our clients’ public finance projects and help them to address the related legal issues.”

A Florida native and graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and Florida State University, Crumbaker grew up in Tallahassee. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.

“My representations often require collaboration with attorneys in various practice areas, including tax, bankruptcy, litigation, real estate and land use,” Crumbaker said. “Greenberg Traurig’s full-service offering allows me to put a team of attorneys together quickly to advise clients in connection with their most challenging projects and related legal issues.”

Warren Bloom, co-chair of the firm’s national public finance practice, said Crumbaker really understands the lifecycle of a bond-financed project.

“When a project is in distress, Brian knows how to put the deal back together and right-size the project, whether that means finding a new developer or lender,” Bloom said.

Greenberg Traurig, founded over 30 years ago, has more than 30 attorneys in its public finance practice in offices in Miami, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.