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Floyd Newton is a partner in the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group, and  focuses on infrastructure finance, leveraged finance and healthcare finance, particularly in the healthcare, higher education and energy sectors. Floyd represents underwriters and other financial institutions and borrowers in a range of public finance, infrastructure finance and leveraged finance transactions,  including especially on  healthcare, higher education, energy  and other transactions, generally acting as bond counsel or as underwriter's counsel.

Floyd also serves as special tax counsel on public finance transactions, and represents issuers and borrowers in connection with Internal Revenue Service and Securities and Exchange Commission examinations and investigations. Clients include underwriters, banks and other financial institutions, healthcare systems, institutions of higher education, power companies, airlines and similar entities.

A member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, as well as a former President and Board Member, Floyd has been recognized annually by The Best Lawyers in America, Georgia’s Top-Rated Lawyers, Best Lawyers: Georgia and Super Lawyers. He has also been listed in Who’s Who.  He regularly acts as a panelist or speaks at meetings of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

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Credentials

J.D., University of Georgia, magna cum laude

B.A., Princeton University, magna cum laude

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

American Bar Association

Former Member, Internal Revenue Service ACT Committee (an Advisory Committee to the IRS Tax Exempt and Governmental Entities Division)

Former President and Board Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

National Association of Bond Lawyers (President, 1998-1999 and Board of Directors, 1995-2000)

State Bar of Georgia

Who's Who In American Law

Best Lawyers


Georgia

Super Lawyers


Georgia

Georgia's Legal Elite

2012 Lawyer of the Year: Public Finance


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Recognition

Best Lawyers


Georgia

Super Lawyers


Georgia

Georgia's Legal Elite

2012 Lawyer of the Year: Public Finance


Best Lawyers

Matters

Represented the GDB Debt Recovery Authority of Puerto Rico in connection with the issuance of $2.6 billion of bonds to restructure certain claims against the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico

Represented Piedmont Healthcare in connection with the issuance of over $420 million of bonds to finance healthcare facilities in multiple jurisdictions.

Represented Emory University in connection with the issuance of over $350 million of bonds by the Private Colleges and Universities Authority for the benefit of Emory University.

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Represented the GDB Debt Recovery Authority of Puerto Rico in connection with the issuance of $2.6 billion of bonds to restructure certain claims against the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico

Represented Piedmont Healthcare in connection with the issuance of over $420 million of bonds to finance healthcare facilities in multiple jurisdictions.

Represented Emory University in connection with the issuance of over $350 million of bonds by the Private Colleges and Universities Authority for the benefit of Emory University.

Represented Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in connection with the issuance of multiple bond issues for its various facilities.

Represented Georgia Tech Foundation in connection with the issuance of multiple bond issues for facilities used by the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Represented Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc. as bond counsel in connection with the issuance by The Hospital Authority of Hall County and the City of Gainesville of over $310 million of bonds for the benefit of Northeast Georgia Health System.

Represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch as underwriter of bonds issued by various authorities or issuers located in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida and California to finance healthcare facilities for the benefit of UAB Hospital (AL), Hamilton Health Care System (GA),   Owensboro Health (KY), Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (FL)and Community Memorial Health System (CA). The Owensboro Health transaction was selected by the Bond Buyer as the Southeast Deal of the Year.

Represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch as underwriter of bonds issued to finance research facilities for the benefit of an affiliate of Georgia Institute of Technology in Cobb County, Georgia.

Represented Barclays Capital as underwriter of bonds issued for the benefit of Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Georgia.

Represented United Parcel Service of America, Inc. in connection with the issuance of bonds by the Delaware County (Pennsylvania) Industrial Development Authority to finance airport facilities.

Represented multiple underwriters in connection with the issuance of bonds for the benefit of Sentara Healthcare in Virginia.

Represented Citigroup as underwriter in connection with the issuance of bonds for the benefit of Anne Arundel Health in Maryland.

Represent J.P. Morgan Chase as underwriter in connection with the issuance of bonds for the benefit of Infirmary Health System in Alabama.

Represented a major financial institution in connection with a governmental investigation by multiple agencies, including the IRS.

Represented Georgia Power Company and Oglethorpe Power Corporation in connection with multiple bond issues to finance various power generation facilities.

Served as bond counsel in connection with the issuance of bonds by an authority for the benefit of Florida Power & Light Company. 

Represented SunTrust Robinson Humphrey as placement agent in connection with the financing of a large marine terminal facility on the Mississippi River.

Represented Citigroup as underwriter of bonds issued to finance airport facilities for the benefit of Delta Air Lines  in Atlanta; Orlando; Los Angeles; Kenton County, Kentucky; and Salt Lake City.

Matters

Represented the GDB Debt Recovery Authority of Puerto Rico in connection with the issuance of $2.6 billion of bonds to restructure certain claims against the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico

Represented Piedmont Healthcare in connection with the issuance of over $420 million of bonds to finance healthcare facilities in multiple jurisdictions.

Represented Emory University in connection with the issuance of over $350 million of bonds by the Private Colleges and Universities Authority for the benefit of Emory University.

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Matters

Represented the GDB Debt Recovery Authority of Puerto Rico in connection with the issuance of $2.6 billion of bonds to restructure certain claims against the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico

Represented Piedmont Healthcare in connection with the issuance of over $420 million of bonds to finance healthcare facilities in multiple jurisdictions.

Represented Emory University in connection with the issuance of over $350 million of bonds by the Private Colleges and Universities Authority for the benefit of Emory University.

Represented Children's Healthcare of Atlanta in connection with the issuance of multiple bond issues for its various facilities.

Represented Georgia Tech Foundation in connection with the issuance of multiple bond issues for facilities used by the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Represented Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc. as bond counsel in connection with the issuance by The Hospital Authority of Hall County and the City of Gainesville of over $310 million of bonds for the benefit of Northeast Georgia Health System.

Represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch as underwriter of bonds issued by various authorities or issuers located in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida and California to finance healthcare facilities for the benefit of UAB Hospital (AL), Hamilton Health Care System (GA),   Owensboro Health (KY), Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (FL)and Community Memorial Health System (CA). The Owensboro Health transaction was selected by the Bond Buyer as the Southeast Deal of the Year.

Represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch as underwriter of bonds issued to finance research facilities for the benefit of an affiliate of Georgia Institute of Technology in Cobb County, Georgia.

Represented Barclays Capital as underwriter of bonds issued for the benefit of Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Georgia.

Represented United Parcel Service of America, Inc. in connection with the issuance of bonds by the Delaware County (Pennsylvania) Industrial Development Authority to finance airport facilities.

Represented multiple underwriters in connection with the issuance of bonds for the benefit of Sentara Healthcare in Virginia.

Represented Citigroup as underwriter in connection with the issuance of bonds for the benefit of Anne Arundel Health in Maryland.

Represent J.P. Morgan Chase as underwriter in connection with the issuance of bonds for the benefit of Infirmary Health System in Alabama.

Represented a major financial institution in connection with a governmental investigation by multiple agencies, including the IRS.

Represented Georgia Power Company and Oglethorpe Power Corporation in connection with multiple bond issues to finance various power generation facilities.

Served as bond counsel in connection with the issuance of bonds by an authority for the benefit of Florida Power & Light Company. 

Represented SunTrust Robinson Humphrey as placement agent in connection with the financing of a large marine terminal facility on the Mississippi River.

Represented Citigroup as underwriter of bonds issued to finance airport facilities for the benefit of Delta Air Lines  in Atlanta; Orlando; Los Angeles; Kenton County, Kentucky; and Salt Lake City.

Credentials

J.D., University of Georgia, magna cum laude

B.A., Princeton University, magna cum laude

Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

American Bar Association

Former Member, Internal Revenue Service ACT Committee (an Advisory Committee to the IRS Tax Exempt and Governmental Entities Division)

Former President and Board Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

National Association of Bond Lawyers (President, 1998-1999 and Board of Directors, 1995-2000)

State Bar of Georgia

Who's Who In American Law

Best Lawyers


Georgia

Super Lawyers


Georgia

Georgia's Legal Elite

2012 Lawyer of the Year: Public Finance


Best Lawyers

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Best Lawyers


Georgia

Super Lawyers


Georgia

Georgia's Legal Elite

2012 Lawyer of the Year: Public Finance


Best Lawyers