Stephen L. Taber
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.
Professional and Community Affiliations
- Member, The State Bar of California
- National Association of Bond Lawyers
- California Historic Resources Commission (1998-2001)
- California Historical Society, Trustee Emeritus and Former President
- San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, Board of Directors, Advisory Council and Transportation Policy Board; chairman, Central Subway Task Force
- Frontporch Communities, Board of Directors (1996-2004)
- California Preservation Foundation, past President
- Art Space Development Corporation, former President
- General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Permanent Judicial Commission (1995-2001)
- San Francisco Village, Board of Directors
- Old First Concerts, Board of Directors
- Awareness Foundation, member of the International Council of Advisors and Secretary of its American affiliate
- University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, JD, with honors
- University of California at Los Angeles, MPA
- University of California at Santa Barbara, BA