Overview

We have vast experience in a wide variety of governmental and conduit bond transactions including general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, conduit bonds and installment contract/appropriation financings.

We also have extensive experience in the tax aspects of public finance and post-issuance compliance matters, including, without limitation, arbitrage and rebate, private use, continuing disclosure, federal tax audits and remedial action. 

Members of our public finance team have opined over all manner of new money and refunding transactions, ranging from “plain vanilla” general obligation bonds to sophisticated asset securitizations, revenue bond financings, advance refunding transactions and pooled bond issues.

Our lawyers have dealt with public financing for many types of projects, including, without limitation:

  • Airports
  • Arenas and convention centers
  • College and/or university housing, athletic and other facilities
  • Highway and other surface transportation projects
  • Hospitals and other health care facilities
  • Industrial development bonds for various types of facilities
  • Public and private educational facilities
  • Retirement facilities
  • Single and multi-family housing facilities
  • Water and sewer projects 

The principal amount involved in these financings has ranged from a low of $35,000 for fire trucks to more than $600 million for state and local government bond issuances.

Our clients include various governmental issuers, authorities and agencies, underwriters, conduit borrowers, developers, lenders, credit and/or liquidity facility providers and trustees. Members of our public finance team have also served as bond counsel to the state of South Carolina and currently serve as bond counsel and public finance counsel to the state of North Carolina.

Our attorneys have been recognized among the Best Lawyers in America in numerous practice areas, including public finance, and have earned the highest ratings for ability, ethics and professionalism.

Experience

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