Overview News Intelligence Chauncey W. Lever Jr Partner clever foley.com Download vCard Chauncey W. Lever, Jr. is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP. He practices in the areas of public finance and health care finance, serving as bond counsel, special tax counsel, disclosure counsel, and counsel to underwriters, purchasers, credit enhancers, borrowers, issuers, bond trustees, and other parties in connection with governmental purpose and private activity financings. Mr. Lever has extensive experience with financings for governmental capital improvements and infrastructure, utilities, airports, seaports, private and public hospitals and other health care facilities, multi-state health systems, housing, senior living facilities, educational facilities, 501(c)(3) organizations industrial development and community redevelopment. Mr. Lever’s practice in public finance and health care finance includes related interest rate hedging transactions and related tax and securities law matters. He is a member of the firm’s Public Finance and Health Care Finance Practices and Finance & Financial Institutions Practice. Mr. Lever has served as counsel and rendered opinions in various capacities on over 1,200 public finance and health care finance transactions aggregating in excess of $46 billion. Recognition Mr. Lever has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© each year since 2003 in the area of Public Finance Law and in 2016 also in the area of Municipal Law. He has been recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers (2013 – 2017). Mr. Lever has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. Admissions and Professional Memberships Mr. Lever’s professional affiliations include the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the Florida Government Finance Officers Association. He is a member of The Florida Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Education Mr. Lever graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1978, where he was an editor of the University of Florida Law Review, and received his B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Wofford College in 1975, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.