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Sarah R. Sandy

Transition Partner

Sarah serves as general counsel to community development districts across the State of Florida, counseling on matters ranging from infrastructure financing, land development, and local government law.

Sarah’s practice also focuses on the intricate financial issues that drive special taxing districts. She works hand-in-hand with issuers and underwriters of municipal bonds (public and private placement) on securities and disclosure law issues in the capacities of disclosure and underwriter’s counsel.

Representative Experience

  • Serves as general counsel to a number of community development districts, providing counsel on matters relating to infrastructure financing, land development, and local government law.
  • Counsels special taxing districts and underwriters on disclosure matters for tax-exempt financings.
  • Counsels landowners and developers on matters concerning the financing and construction of public infrastructure necessary for the development of large-scale residential, commercial and mixed-use projects, including representation before local governments in relation to the establishment of community development districts.

Publications & Presentations

  • Community Development Districts as Creditors: The Role of Separation of Powers in Protecting the District’s Fiscal Sovereignty, 45 STETSON L. REV. 377 (2016) (co-author with Erin Tilton).
  • Florida National Gas Association Symposium  & Expo, Accessibility on the Web (Title II & Title III ADA Website Accessibility Compliance) - Presenter (June 2019).

Significant Transactions

  • Representation of the underwriter in connection with the issuance of $17,000,000 Lakeshore Villages Master Community Development District (Parish of St. Tammany, Louisiana) Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2019 (closed October 2019)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $18,200,000 Harbor Bay Community Development District (Hillsborough County, Florida) Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2019A-1 (closed August 2019)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $9,975,000 Harbor Bay Community Development District (Hillsborough County, Florida) Capital Improvement Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019A-2 (closed August 2019)
  • Representation of the underwriter in connection with the issuance of $9,625,000 Paseo Community Development District (City of Fort Myers, Florida) Capital Improvement Revenues Refunding Bonds, Series 2018 (closed November 2018)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $19,610,000 Capital Region Community Development District (Leon County, Florida) Capital Improvement Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2018A-1 and Series 2018A-2 (closed March 2018)
  • Representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $2,20,000 Osceola Chain of Lakes Community Development District (Osceola County, Florida) Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 (closed February 2018)
  • Disclosure Counsel 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)
  • Disclosure Counsel representation of the issuer in connection with the issuance of $10,765,000 Rivers Edge Community Development District (St. Johns County, Florida) Capital Improvement Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2016 (closed October 2016)

  • Listed in the annual publication of The Florida Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" 2020 & 2021 editions