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Jonathan T. Johnson

Transition Partner

Jonathan has focused his practice on stewardship districts, community development districts and other special district work, including infrastructure financing, land development, and local government law.

Representative Experience

  • Counsels landowners, developers, bondholders and other parties regarding financing and managing of infrastructure requirements for now and developing communities including the establishment of special taxing districts.
  • Serves as general counsel to a number of stewardship districts, special districts, and community development districts.
  • Advises clients on bond issuance, lease-purchase financing, contracts, bid processes and protests, construction matters, and other land development, local government and financial matters.

Presentations

  • Orange County Bar Association – "Navigating a Brave New World: Buyers, Sellers, CDDs & the Economic Recovery." (April 2017) (Presenter)
  • Urban Land Institute’s 5th Annual Florida Summit – "Community Development Districts and other Land Secured Financing Districts." (June 2016) (Panelist)
  • Urban Land Institute’s Florida Summit – "Capital Markets Today: Trend in Private and Institutional Financing and Opportunities in Special Bond Financing." (June 2014) (Panelist)

 Significant Transactions

  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $13,995,000 West Villages Improvement District Florida State Sales Tax Payments Revenue Bonds (Atlanta Braves Spring Training Facility), Series 2017A (closed December 2017)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $27,500,000 West Villages Improvement District Senior Secured Notes, Series 2017B (Atlanta Braves Spring Training Facility) (closed December 2017)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $12,870,000 TSR Community Development District (Pasco County, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 (Northwest Assessment Area Parcels D, E and F) (closed December 2017)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of not to exceed $45,000,000 Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2017 (Northeast Sector Project) (closed September 2017)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $14,548,000 Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Special Assessment Revenue Refunding Bond, Series 2017 (Lake Club Project) (closed September 2017)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $32,165,000 West Villages Improvement District (City of North Port, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Refunding Bonds (Unit of Development No. 1), Series 2017 (closed August 2017)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $16,550,000 West Villages Improvement District (City of North Port, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Refunding Bonds (Unit of Development No. 3), Series 2017 (closed August 2017)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $14,805,000 Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 (Del Webb Project) (closed May 2017)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $400,000 Mediterra South Community Development District (City of Bonita Springs, Florida) Improvement Revenue Note, Series 2017 (closed May 2017)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $2,685,000 Fronterra Community Development District (Collier County, Florida) Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 (Closed March 2017)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $49,480,000 Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 (Lakewood National/Polo Run Projects) (closed February 2017)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $13,090,000 West Villages Improvement District (City of North Port, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds (Unit of Development No. 4), Series 2016 (closed November 2016)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $3,390,000 Ave Maria Stewardship Community District (Collier County, Florida) Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2016 (Maple Ridge Phase 2 Project) and $11,085,000 Ave Maria Stewardship Community District (Collier County, Florida) Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2016 (Phase 3 Master Improvements Project) (closed November 2016)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $20,615,000 Verandah East Community Development District (Lee County, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2016 (closed October 2016)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $4,335,000 Talis Park Community Development District (Collier County, Florida) Senior Capital Improvement Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2016A-1 and $4,440,000 Talis Park Community Development District (Collier County, Florida) Subordinate Capital Improvement Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2016A-2 (closed October 2016)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $10,235,000 TSR Community Development District (Pasco County, Florida) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2016 (2016 Project) (closed October 2016)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $23,955,000 Bexley Community Development District (Pasco County, Florida) Special Assessment Bonds, Series 2016 (closed April 2016)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $9,430,000 Wiregrass Community Development District (Pasco County, Florida) Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2016 (closed April 2016)
  • Representation of issuer in connection with the issuance of $79,505,000 Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds (Villages of Lakewood Ranch South Project), Series 2016 (closed February 2016)

(closed December 2015)
Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $9,455,000 TSR Community Development District (Pasco County) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2015A (Village 4 Project) (closed October 2015)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2022 edition
  • Listed in Florida Trend magazine’s "Legal Elite" for Government and Administrative Law, 2006-2007 editions