Tampa Bay Seminole Club Alumni of the Month – August – Kareem J. Spratling

The Tampa Bay Seminole Club would like to congratulate our alumnus of the month for August, Kareem J. Spratling.

Kareem received two Bachelor of Science degrees from Florida State University and a Juris Doctor degree from The Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, he was a member of both the Mock Trial and Jessup Moot Court teams, the first student member of the College of Law Board of Directors, and President of both the Black Law Students Association (“BLSA”) and the Student Bar Association (“SBA”)

Kareem is a shareholder and attorney at Bryant Miller Olive law firm focusing his legal practice primarily in the area of public finance. His public finance experience includes nationwide Bond, Disclosure, Bank and Underwriter’s counsel representation. Each year since being admitted to practice, Mr. Spratling has provided counsel on transactions with a combined principal amount in the billions of dollars. He has represented governmental and quasi-governmental entities at all levels, including: the United States of America, the State of Florida, and multiple Florida counties, cities, housing/housing finance authorities, conduit issuers and charter schools. Kareem’s litigation experience includes validating in excess of $1.3 billion in bonds for various public entities, including three of the largest issuers in the Tampa Bay area. He regularly lectures on educational financings at the National Association of Bond Lawyers’ “Bond Attorney’s Workshop.”

Kareem currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Emerge Tampa Bay advisory council and is a member of the George Edgecomb Bar Association.

In 2010, Kareem was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, an honor earned by less than 2.5% of attorneys in Florida and only 2 public finance attorneys. He is a recipient of the Tampa Bay Seminole Club’s “Torch Award” in 2011, an award given to select young professionals who at an early age have excelled in their field. In 2013, Kareem was a finalist for the Emerge “Emerging Leader Award”.

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