Raab’s practice focuses on matters relating to public finance and economic development throughout the State of Florida. He has represented municipalities, state agencies, interlocal public bodies, 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, real estate developers, and financial institutions in taxable and tax-exempt bond issues.
Raab has served as bond counsel, purchaser’s counsel, and disclosure counsel in connection with a broad range of public finance transactions involving education, health care, housing, infrastructure, and green energy project financing.
Before entering private practice, he served as a legislative assistant to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. He later served as counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, where he oversaw the financing and development of federal water and public power projects throughout the U.S.
Raab is admitted to The Florida Bar. He holds a J.D., cum laude from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York; an MPA from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from University of Florida. In addition, he holds an LL.M. in real property development from University of Miami. He is a member of The Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in all Florida courts.
“Lawrence brings valuable experience in public finance and economic development to BMO, and a keen desire to expand his knowledge base,” said Dunlap. “Having previously worked in various aspects of governmental law, he will be using that base and his strong intellectual curiosity to springboard into our busy bond practice.”
About Bryant Miller Olive
With a distinguished 49-year history of serving its clients’ needs, Bryant Miller Olive represents governments, businesses and agencies in legal matters relating to public finance, real estate, state and local government law, complex transactions, project finance, litigation, and labor and employment. Firm attorneys are often called upon to handle some of the most complex legal issues in the boardroom and in the courtroom. The firm has offices in Tampa, Tallahassee, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit http://www.bmolaw.com.