McDonald Hopkins is a nationally-recognized bond counsel firm with extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of public finance law. Our public finance attorneys provide excellence in all legal roles in the public finance space including bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, placement agent counsel, issuer’s counsel, disclosure counsel, trustee’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, counsel to providers of credit enhancement facilities and project or development counsel for private and public sector projects.
We serve every type of public body including townships, municipalities, counties, port authorities, school districts, special districts, libraries, higher education institutions, transit authorities, states and state agencies. McDonald Hopkins also counsels nonprofit and for-profit organizations in multiple areas such as hospitals, housing and education. Further, we provide legal services to other players in the public finance arena including banking and institutional investors and providers of credit enhancement facilities.
Our public finance attorneys have significant experience which spans all types of financing structures including general obligations, special obligations, revenue obligations, conduit transactions, economic development incentive transactions, leasing transactions, fixed and variable rate structures, cooperative financing and pooled financings and taxable and tax-exempt financings. Our clients have the benefit of extensive experience in all areas of public finance law including state uniform bond law and related statutes, state and federal securities law and state and federal tax law.
Our public finance team is comprised of a number of attorneys who have served or currently serve in public capacities including the state legislature, school boards and law directors. Some of our attorneys also have degrees and experience in business administration and finance. Armed with this experience and these qualifications, we understand the needs of local governmental bodies as well as the financial entities that serve them. We provide traditional as well as creative solutions to financing needs as a project may require, and we truly partner with our clients to achieve success in the best, most cost-effective manner possible.