Pedro Miranda focuses his practice on public finance. He has served as bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel on financings by governmental bodies in Arizona, Florida, Texas and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

    He has broad experience representing issuers and underwriters on both new money public financings and refundings. His experience includes financings secured by project revenues, special sales taxes, general obligation bonds and special assessment bonds. He has worked on financings for highways, electric power facilities, water and sewer facilities, healthcare facilities, airports and sports facilities and 501(c)(3) universities. His experience includes subordinate loans, fixed and variable rate transactions, tax-exempt and taxable financings.

    His clients have included the City of Phoenix, Maricopa County, Pima County, the Arizona Department of Transportation, the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOT), the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its agencies, and numerous special districts in Florida.

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    • Represents ADOT and the Transportation Board on all of its financings, including, most recently, its US$203,050,000 Highway Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016; US$90,410,000 Grant Anticipation Refunding Notes, Series 2016; US$109,850,000 Transportation Excise Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, 2016 Series; US$62,595,000 Grant Anticipation Notes, Series 2017A; and US$262,010,000 Transportation Excise Tax Revenue Bonds (Maricopa County Regional Area Road Fund), 2018 Series.
    • Represented the state of Arizona on several issues of Certificates of Participation, secured by annual appropriations and essential state-owned collateral property, including, most recently, US$119,880,00 Certificates of Participation, Series 2106; US$31,570,00 Refunding Certificates of Participation, Series 2017; and US$246,355,000 State Lottery Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019.
    • Represented WIFA on several financings, including its US$164,610,000 Water Quality Revenue Bonds, Series 2012A, US$47,600,000 Water Quality Revenue Bonds, Series 2012B, (Taxable); and US$342,565,000 Water Quality Revenue Refunding bonds, Series 2014A.
    • Represented Arizona School Facilities Board on several financings, including its US$316,165,000 Taxable State School Improvement Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2013; US$79,550,000 Refunding Certificates of Participation, Series 2013; US$226,125,000 Refunding Certificates of Participation, Taxable Series 2014; and US$263,545,000 Refunding Certificates of Participation, Series 2015A.

    Education

    • University of Florida, J.D., 1999
    • University of Florida, B.A., with honors, 1996

    Admissions

    • Arizona, 2012
    • Texas, 2011
    • Florida, 1999

    Languages

    • English
    • Spanish
    • Named to the 2019 Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, AZ Business Magazine

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