Overview

Our public finance practice includes acting as bond counsel and as counsel to underwriters, issuers, borrowers, credit enhancement providers and trustees on a wide range of public finance structures. We have worked with a variety of issuers, such as state authorities, cities, counties, school districts and industrial development boards and other special authorities. We have significant experience on a wide variety of financing structures utilized by public issuers, including general obligation bonds of states and local issuers, lease appropriation bonds, various types of revenue bonds, tax increment financings and tax and revenue anticipation notes. We have advised industrial and other borrowers on the use and advantages of tax-exempt financings, including exempt facility, housing, utility and industrial development bond financings. Lawyers in our group have also represented nonprofit organizations, including hospitals, colleges and universities, cultural organizations and other 501(c)(3) organizations in obtaining tax-exempt financing.

Experience
Representative Matters 
  • Acting as bond counsel for an approximately $250 million issue of refunding bonds by a state authority used to advance refund and current refund various prior bond issues.
  • Acting as underwriter’s counsel in connection with the establishment of a tax-exempt commercial paper program for a private university, which was the first commercial paper program for any private college or university completed in the state.
  • Acting as bond counsel in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt bonds for, and the coordination of state and local funding of, approximately $80 million in financing for a performing arts center.
  • Acting as underwriter’s counsel for a $200 million bond issue for a state revolving loan fund.