Bruce Bonjour is the firm’s chair of its Public Finance practice. Bruce previously served as the firm’s co-chair of its Financial Transactions and Restructuring Group from 2005 to 2010. Bruce has three major areas of focus: structured finance concentrating in the hospitality sector, municipal finance, serving as bond counsel as well as representing underwriters and credit enhancers, and New Markets Tax Credits.
Since 1996 when he served as bond counsel for the tax exempt financing of an 800-room Hyatt Hotel located at McCormick Place in Chicago, Bruce has represented owners of business and luxury class hotels in financings in excess of $12 billion.
Recent financings include transactions involving the acquisition, financing, refinancing or restructuring of ownership of Hotel del Coronado, Scottsdale Fairmont Princess, The Homestead Resort, Barton Creek Spa & Resort, JW Marriott Essex House, Grove Park Inn, Ritz Carlton Hotels in Laguna Beach and Half Moon Bay California, Chicago Fairmont, Loews Santa Monica.
- The George Washington University Law School, J.D.,with honors, 1976
- The State University of New York (SUNY), M.A., 1972
- Albion College, B.A., cum laude, 1971
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