Bryant Miller Olive P.A. (BMO) shareholder Duane Draper, Esq. was voted by his peers as one of the Tampa Bay area’s top public finance attorneys on Tampa Magazines’ 2023 Top Lawyers list. Draper was also selected on the list in 2021.
A shareholder of BMO, Draper currently chairs the firm’s Public Finance Group and serves as the Business Development Chair. BMO is a nationally recognized leader in public finance and it has one of the largest public finance practice groups in the southeastern U.S.
Draper has worked in public finance, either as an attorney or investment banker, since 1989. Since joining BMO in 1995, Draper has focused his practice on Bond Counsel, Disclosure Counsel, Underwriters’ Counsel and Bank Counsel representations including service as Bond Counsel, Disclosure Counsel, Underwriters’ Counsel and Bank Counsel on financings for Florida counties, cities, special districts, interlocal agencies, and nonprofits. Draper is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell. He also is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and is listed in the Municipal Bond Attorneys’ section of The Bond Buyer Municipal Marketplace.
“I am very proud to be selected as one of Tampa’s top public finance attorneys on Tampa Magazines’ 2023 Top Lawyers list,” said Draper. “I love what I do and the people I work with. I enjoy helping the larger community move forward in a very constructive legal practice area. I’ve dedicated over 30 years to the very unique public finance industry, and I am humbled to see it be recognized by my colleagues, peers and Tampa Magazines.”
In October 2022, Tampa Magazines sent surveys to the 10,391 attorneys practicing in Hillsborough, southern Pinellas and southeastern Pasco counties, asking them to nominate the peers they believe stand out from the rest. Tampa Bay attorneys chose 275 of their peers from 87 practice areas as this year’s Top Lawyers.
“Congratulations to this year’s Top Lawyers on their exciting accomplishment,” says Shawna Wiggs, group publisher of Tampa Magazines. “We encourage our readers to save our Top Lawyers list and refer to it throughout the year when they are seeking legal advice and guidance.”
The 2023 Top Lawyers list will be available in the January/February 2023 edition of Tampa Magazine, South Tampa Magazine and Tampa Bay Live+Work+Play for a total circulation of 65,000 copies and online at tampamagazines.com.