Steven Polivy is the chair of Akerman's Economic Development Practice and is the office managing partner of the New York office. He focuses on economic development, real estate finance, and transactional real estate matters. Steve has represented various charitable organizations and private schools in connection with various tax-exempt financings, including the New York headquarters of the American Cancer Society. His practice includes representation of financial institutions that act as lenders, underwriters, and placement agents, or that serve the function of letter of credit issuers, liquidity providers, or trustees, with respect to tax-exempt and taxable debt for real estate, industrial and economic development projects, and municipal financing generally. Steve has also represented various Fortune 500 companies and many closely held industrial companies with respect to their obtaining of economic development benefits from governmental agencies on a state and local level.