Grace Dunlap First Bond Counsel to Win Ralph A. Marsicano Award

TAMPA, FL—Grace Dunlap is the 2020 Ralph A. Marsicano Award honoree. The prestigious award, presented annually by the City, County, and Local Government Law (CCLGL) Section of The Florida Bar, is the most coveted and respected award given by the Section. Dunlap is Bryant Miller Olive P.A.’s Chairman of the Board. She served as the firm’s managing shareholder from 2010–2021.

The award is given to an individual, who over a period of time, has made significant and outstanding contributions to the development of local government law in Florida. Dunlap is the first bond attorney to win.

The award honors Marsicano, who served Tampa for more than 30 years as an assistant, and often acting, city attorney. He was often considered the “dean of U.S. city attorneys.”

For more than 30 years, Dunlap’s practice has been concentrated in the area of public finance. She has served as bond counsel for numerous Florida governments and governmental entities in the utility, transportation, education and health care industries. Through those representations, she has participated in various complex bond issues.

 

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