BRADENTON, Fla. - Bond attorney Albert del Castillo has returned to the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig, where he began working in municipal finance.

As a shareholder in the firm’s national public finance practice, del Castillo will continue to focus on public finance, project and infrastructure finance, economic development, and local government.

Before rejoining Greenberg, he worked the past 19 years at Squire Sanders LLP as a partner and the firm’s Florida regional coordinator helping to lead its statewide municipal practice.

Instead of dividing his time between administrative duties and legal work, del Castillo said he decided to return to Greenberg and focus exclusively on public finance clients.

“I decided to return to Greenberg Traurig because its strong national and Florida presence offer the ideal platform and resources to further grow my practice and take it to the highest levels,” he said. He has represented state and local issuers in Florida as well as Puerto Rico.

Early in his career, he worked as a corporate attorney in Atlanta and became a bond attorney at Greenberg in 1985. He left there in 1994 to work at Squire Sanders, where he had high-profile clients such as Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the cities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Port St. Lucie, and the South Broward Hospital District as well as Broward County. He has also worked as disclosure counsel for the state of Florida.

“My goal is to move over as many of the clients [to Greenberg] who are willing to work with me,” he said, adding that he will work with other lawyers to achieve the No. 1 bond counsel ranking in Florida and maintain Greenberg’s rank in the top 10 nationally.

del Castillo received bachelor’s and law degrees from Georgetown University, and is a fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel.

He is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Georgetown University Board of Regents, and the Archdiocese of Miami Finance Council.

Greenberg Traurig ranked 10th nationally last year working on 89 transactions with a par amount of $7.1 billion, according to Thomson Reuters. The firm was ranked third in Florida with 46 transactions totaling $2.4 billion.

The firm has 40 attorneys in its public finance practice in 16 offices.

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