PUBLIC FINANCE

Public-benefit projects and tax-exempt financings are never routine. From initial financing strategies to cost-effective legal strategies, every project presents unique challenges. What they all have in common is their need for attorneys who have dedicated their practices to this field. Our firm’s financing infrastructure, public-benefit projects and tax-exempt financing experience – from decades of successfully completing such projects for our clients – makes all the difference.

Focused Public Finance Know-How

Our attorneys represent issuers and borrowers of all sizes, financial institutions and underwriters who seek to finance these projects. We have served as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, bank counsel, borrower's counsel, issuer's counsel and trustee's counsel in hundreds of high-profile transactions. Our strong relationships with other players in this industry and the legal professionals who assist them allow us to manage these projects efficiently while still handling each project according to its unique business and legal needs.

We offer highly innovative counsel on tax-exempt and taxable vehicles such as:

  • Governmental bonds
  • Private activity bonds
  • General obligation bonds
  • Revenue bonds
  • Personal Income Tax bonds
  • 501(c)(3) bonds
  • Economic development bonds
  • Tax increment financings
  • Tax exempt leasing

In addition, our attorneys who work on public finance projects collaborate with our government relations professionals, who assist with strategic planning, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and navigating the local governmental processes.

Our projects have included:

  • Water & sewer projects
  • Transportation projects
  • Multi-Family Housing
  • Parking facilities
  • Bridges
  • Port facilities
  • Public and private schools and universities
  • Charter schools
  • Hospitals
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Stadiums & arenas
  • Airports
  • Convention centers

When you engage our attorneys to assist with a project, you have access to a multidisciplinary team, including attorneys from our finance and banking group, our tax, real estate, municipal law and government relations teams.

Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)

Capital projects designed to benefit the public are often the result of public-private partnerships. Local and state governments are increasingly turning to P3s to generate revenue and deliver public services. We have been representing public and private parties in these transactions for many years, so our attorneys have the experience, the relationships and the clout to help you get P3 projects funded and built.