Richard B. Stephens, Jr. divides his time between tax exempt
financings and a diverse corporate practice. On the corporate side, Mr. Stephens
has extensive experience in large corporate transactions focusing on the gas,
power, cement and road based industries (including structured products, prepaid
gas transactions, financings, derivatives, acquisitions, mergers, and general
contract drafting). He also has significant experience in the healthcare field,
providing financing services to hospitals and cancer centers, and serves as
general counsel for two large Florida healthcare group practice clinics,
providing general counseling, transactional and corporate services. Mr.
Stephens has also had extensive experience in solid waste resource recovery and
compost projects including negotiation of power sales agreements, wheeling
contracts, waste processing and service agreements and related documents.
On the tax-exempt side Mr. Stephens has been involved as bond counsel,
disclosure counsel, swap counsel or special counsel to city and county
governments, districts and authorities in virtually all types of municipal and
industrial development projects including airports, port facilities, stadium
complexes and arenas, convention centers, hospitals and healthcare facilities,
hotels, water and sewer facilities, city hall projects, housing issues, and a
variety of other infrastructure projects. He has also had extensive experience
in innovative financings involving floating and fixed rate bonds, auction bonds,
caps, collars, swaps, multimodal and shifting lien bonds, commercial paper,
forward purchase contracts, and the like. He has been involved in more than 50
issues involving more than $4,000,000,000 over the last five years.