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Traber, Christopher M.

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Areas of Practice

Public Finance
Special Project Financing

Mr. Traber graduated with high honors from Ohio University (B.B.A. 1992) with a degree in accounting.  He received his law degree with honors from the University of Miami School of Law (J.D. 1995), where he was an associate editor of the Inter-American Law Review.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Traber served as a senior tax consultant for two years with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP and was associated with the Tampa law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP, where he practiced tax and corporate law.  He joined the Firm's Public Finance Practice in January 1999, and is a member of The Florida Bar and National Association of Bond Lawyers.  Mr. Traber has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriters' counsel, bank's counsel, borrower's counsel and special counsel for numerous revenue bond transactions including financing general governmental improvements, airports, ports, health care and senior care facilities, water and wastewater facilities, manufacturing facilities, K-12 charter school facilities, higher education and other nonprofit educational facilities and transportation facilities.  He has also helped local governments plan, implement and finance numerous special projects involving the creation of special revenue streams, such as special assessments and dedicated home rule tax increment, and formation of special districts for both government and quasi-government/public-private projects.


Professional, Civic & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • The Florida Bar Association: Local Government Law Section, Member
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member
  • Past speaker at the Florida Government Finance Officer's Association

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami, 1995
  • B.B.A. in Accounting, Ohio University, 1992

Prior Professional Experience

  • Associate, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP, Tampa, Florida
  • Senior Tax Consultant, Ernst & Young LLP, Tampa, Florida