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Stephen L. Taber

Stephen L. TaberSenior Of CounselDownload PDFvCard510.808.2000


Stephen Taber’s law practice focuses on public agencies, nonprofit organizations and public finance. His broad experience in the financing of public and nonprofit projects includes emphases on health facilities, senior care and housing, education, student housing, public infrastructure and mass transit. He has served as counsel to numerous nonprofit corporations and as underwriter’s counsel and bond counsel in both tax-exempt and taxable borrowing transactions. In addition to representing clients in unenhanced issues and issues supported by bond insurance and letters of credit, he has structured transactions using Federal Home Loan Bank letters of credit, HUD guaranties, New Market Tax Credits, Cal Mortgage loan insurance, bank qualified bonds and direct placement bonds.

Stephen has served as general counsel and special counsel to many nonprofit organizations, including cultural organizations, hospitals, retirement housing providers and social services organizations. He serves as general counsel to several Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) organizations in Northern California. Some other clients he has served are the Antelope Valley Healthcare District, the Bay Institute Aquarium Foundation, American Baptist Homes of the West, Eskaton Properties, Inc., City of Desert Hot Springs and Fontana Unified School District.

Before practicing law, Stephen served for five years as Senior Consultant to the California Senate Committee on Local Government, where he provided analysis and advice on local agency, land use, public finance, housing and redevelopment, and joint powers authorities. He subsequently served as a special consultant to the California Business and Transportation Agency. He has served on the boards of directors of many nonprofit organizations and has, in such capacity, been responsible for development of major capital facilities.

Stephen is a native of San Francisco and resides in the city on Russian Hill.


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