Bruce Gabriel has worked for more than 35 years in various counsel roles with respect to the development and financing of public and private infrastructure. He has served as bond, borrower and underwriter counsel in connection with the development and financing by governmental bodies of many different types of public infrastructure and the development and financing of private infrastructure, with public involvement and support, for the benefit of private entities operating in various industries.
    Bruce is experienced in counseling public and private sector clients in matters involving project development; taxable and tax-exempt finance; secondary market and derivative transactions; public offerings and private placements of securities for commercial, distribution, industrial, healthcare and public infrastructure projects; direct loan transactions; and multi-tranche, on-and off-balance sheet, governmental project lease financing of facilities operated by private entities.

    Bruce also provides counsel regarding general public sector law issues related to the development, financing and monetization of public infrastructure, including such matters as contracting, debt limitations, subject to appropriation concepts, and constitutional and statutory authority.
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    • Development and financing by sovereign and subsovereign governmental entities of various types of public infrastructure, e.g., social infrastructure, transportation and utilities, including use of both general credit and revenue-secured obligations and contractual, subject to appropriation commitments.
    • On- and off-balance-sheet lease procurements and financings, taxable and tax-exempt, for major commercial, industrial and transportation projects.
    • Hall of Fame Village stadium reconstruction and mixed use economic development project anchored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Museum in Canton, Ohio and being developed by Industrial Realty Group as master developer, including representation of a school district as landowner and port authority as project owner.
    • Public-private partnership (P3) and public-public-private partnership (P4) development and financing structures, including provision of counsel with respect to proposed DBF procurement of the Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge in the City of Cleveland (Ohio), proposed DBF procurement of the Coalfields Expressway in West Virginia, proposed DBFOM procurement of the Portsmouth (Ohio) bypass, monetization of the State of Ohio’s state liquor system, and potential monetization of State of California office buildings and City of Cincinnati and City of Detroit parking facilities.

    Education

    • Northwestern University, J.D., 1980
    • Northwestern University, M.M., 1980
    • Coe College, B.A., 1976

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 1980

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