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Public Finance Attorney

Firm: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Deadline: It will remain open until the position is filled. 

Dinsmore & Shohl, a prominent national law firm with over 725 attorneys in 29 cities, has an immediate opportunity available for a Public Finance Associate in the Cincinnati office.  Ideal candidates should have a minimum of 3 years of experience in public, municipal, or commercial finance. Responsibilities include serving as bond counsel, representing lenders, borrowers, and underwriters in a wide range of financial transactions, managing all levels of transactions through to closing, developing best practices, and utilizing all available resources to resolve legal issues and counsel clients.  If you have strong general tax, corporate, or transactional experience and are interested in transitioning to public finance, we also encourage you to apply. 

All candidates should have a strong academic background, be detail oriented, and possess excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates licensed to practice in Ohio, however, out of state candidates who are either willing to sit for the Ohio bar or eligible for admission in Ohio will be considered.

How to apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and transcript to Jennifer Stark, Director of Recruiting and Legal Personnel, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 255 East Fifth Street, Suite 1900, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or to

Public Finance Attorney

Firm: Foster Garvey P.C.

Location: Spokane, WA or Portland, OR

Deadline: It will remain open until the position is filled. 

The law firm of Foster Garvey P.C. is seeking a junior or mid-level attorney to join its Municipal, Health and Housing Practice Group. This position will provide an opportunity to work with the firm's local government clients on municipal bond issues. A successful public finance practice requires long term training and mentorship, which Foster Garvey will provide.

Working with our 103 tax principals, the candidate's practice would focus on federal tax requirements and restrictions applicable to all kinds of tax-exempt obligations, including state and local bonds, qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, qualified small issue (industrial development) and exempt facility bonds. The position also includes general (non-tax) representations in public finance, including on governmental, 501(c)(3) and tax credit financings.

The successful candidate will have an LLM and background with public finance, municipal law or representing local governments in transactions or litigation. We will consider candidates with experience in revenant transactional practices (for example, real estate, securities, corporate finance or tax) that have a stated affinity for representing governments.

Candidates based in Seattle, WA, Spokane, WA or Portland, OR will be considered. This is an excellent opportunity for a hard-working, motivated, collegial individual.

Foster Garvey values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, political ideology, familial relationships, or status in any other legally protected group.

TO APPLY for this position with benefits including medical insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, competitive wages, and transportation subsidy, visit and complete the online application and attach your resume and a cover letter.

Tax Attorney

Firm: Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Location: Boston, Providence or Newport

Deadline: 06/29/21

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C., a full-service law firm, is seeking a highly qualified tax attorney to join its sophisticated tax practice, primarily supporting the Business and Corporate, Public Finance and Trusts and Estates practice groups. The ideal candidate will have at least four years of relevant experience advising clients such as governmental entities, for-profit companies, non-profit organizations and individuals in connection with a broad range of federal tax matters and transactions, including forming and advising partnerships, LLCs and other joint ventures; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; real estate fund formation and real estate investment trusts; tax-exempt and tax-advantaged financings; rebate and other arbitrage compliance matters; yield calculation methodology; private business use issues; and other tax matters affecting 501(c)(3) and other tax-exempt entities. Candidates experienced with Internal Revenue Code Sections 103, 141 and 148 are preferred. Familiarity and experience with any of the following would be a plus: tax credit transactions, executive compensation/409A, and real property and tangible personal property taxation issues generally, and specifically in the context of renewable energy development and in other commercial real estate transactions. The attorney should be prepared to represent clients during IRS examinations, if needed.    

Applicants should apply directly by email to Robert P. Brooks, Managing Partner, Please submit cover letter and resume.

Public Finance - Associate (Junior Level)

Firm: Greenberg Trauig, LLP

Location: Miami, FL

Deadline: 06/29/21

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 - 3 years of experience working with state and local governments, underwriters and banks in connection with tax-exempt and taxable financings. Experience working with education, housing, public infrastructure and/or securitization transactions is helpful. In the absence of public finance or corporate securitization experience, the successful candidate should have general corporate and/or commercial real estate
transactional experience.

This position will support four senior shareholders and a senior associate and clients in a busy national practice, involving a wide range of transactions and projects throughout the country, with particular emphasis in Florida. Tasks will include research of federal and state law, including the Internal Revenue Code, federal securities laws and state and local bond law; preparation of transaction documents, including indentures, loan agreements, ordinances, resolutions and closing documents; preparation of securities underwriting documents, including offering documents, purchase agreements and
disclosure materials; due diligence review and communicating with client representatives. 

Qualified candidates will have superior drafting and negotiation skills, keen attention to detail, and an excellent academic record. Candidates must also possess the ability and confidence to work independently and demonstrate flexibility and desire to work in a diverse, and fast-paced practice. Prior experience at a regional or national law firm, an outstanding local firm, or a federal or state agency is preferred. Must be admitted to the Florida Bar or eligible for admission to the Florida Bar.

For consideration, please submit your resume, official transcript(s), and one or two writing samples all in PDF format. *We are not accepting submissions from search firms for this junior position.


Firm: Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Deadline: 06/15/21

Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP is a national law firm whose practice is focused on financings addressing society's most pressing needs. Our work provides funds to finance, among other things, hospitals, affordable housing, clean water, airports and education facilities. We have an immediate need in our Ann Arbor, Michigan office for an associate in our national health care, higher education and cultural institution practice group. Experience the daily professional and personal satisfaction of knowing that your work has contributed to the public good in tangible and meaningful ways.

At Hawkins, you will work on sophisticated, innovative transactions and cutting-edge financial products whose end users are local governments or nonprofit corporations. We represent governmental units, public agencies, investment banks and non-profit organizations. We are the leading firm in this industry and maintain this position through our unrelenting commitment to client service, excellence, integrity and collaborative problem-solving. We offer a collegial work environment and extensive direct contact with clients and senior partners.

Ideal candidates will have 2+ years' experience, or other experience in transaction law or health care law, will be motivated self-starters with excellent communication skills, a commitment to ethics and excellence, and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Michigan bar admission, or pending bar admission, is required. 

If you want more from your practice and are looking for a unique opportunity to build a career in public finance, we want to hear from you. Interested candidates should submit a resume, law school transcript and cover letter at or  

Tax Associate

Firm: Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

Location: New York, NY

Deadline: 06/9/21

Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP, one of the country's most prominent public finance law firms, is seeking an LL.M. in taxation graduate to join the firm's tax department in its New York City office. The firm has a broad-based national public finance practice with eight offices across the country, working on some of the most sophisticated, complicated and high-profile financings for state and local governmental entities in the country. The successful candidate will join a tax department of lawyers who work closely with the security and finance lawyers in the Firm, as well as some of the most prominent investment bankers, financial advisors and government officials nationwide.

This is a partnership-tract position for a motivated, hard-working and successful associate. An undergraduate or master's degree in engineering, physics, mathematics and/or computer science, plus an excellent academic record, professional comportment, attention to detail, superior research and writing skills, and good inter-personal skills, are required. Admission and good standing in the New York bar are also required. The firm offers a collegial work setting, exposure to complex transactions, a team work approach, and affords the opportunity to become a national specialist in selected fields. This is an entry-level (up to 4 years relevant experience) position. Interested candidates may submit a cover letter, resume and transcript to Bonnie Radafshar at

Public Finance Associate

Firm: Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

Location: Portland, Oregon

Deadline: 06/9/21

Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP is seeking an associate for our nationally recognized public finance practice located in Portland, Oregon. As a member of our team, you will work on sophisticated financial transactions representing state agencies, local governments, and investment banks in virtually every type of municipal bond transaction.  

We are looking for an associate with 1-3 years' experience. Ideal candidates will have experience serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel or underwriter's counsel, but we will also consider candidates with experience in a transactional practice. Candidates must have strong analytical, writing, and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent academic credentials. Interested candidates may submit a cover letter, resume and transcript to Bonnie Radafshar at

Associate Counsel

Company: Build America Mutual

Location: New York, NY

Deadline: 06/5/21

BAM is seeking an associate counsel to join its in-house team of public finance attorneys, which provides legal support to BAM's new-issue underwriting process, surveillance and remediation of credits in the insured portfolio, and quality execution in the documentation and closing of new business transactions to enhance BAM's reputation in the market as best in class.

You can view the full job description here. To apply, please visit the Build America Mutual careers site on OneWire:

Public Finance Associate

Firm: Kutak Rock LLP

Location: Denver, CO

Deadline: 05/24/21

Kutak Rock LLP's Denver office is seeking a Public Finance Associate Attorney with 1-5 years of public finance and/or corporate securitization experience. Experience working with state and local governments, underwriters and banks in connection with tax-exempt and taxable financings is helpful. In the absence of public finance or corporate securitization experience, the successful candidate should have general corporate and/or real estate transactional experience.  

This position will work with partners, associates and clients in a very busy national public finance/securitization practice, involving a wide range of types of transactions and projects throughout the country, including:

  • Research of federal and state law, including the Internal Revenue Code, the federal securities laws and local bond law 
  • Preparation of transaction documents, including indentures, loan agreements and closing documents 
  • Preparation of underwriting documents, including offering documents, purchase agreements and disclosure certificates 
  • Interacting with and communicating with client representatives and negotiating with opposing counsel

Candidates must have: 

  • Excellent academic credentials 
  • Strong analytical skills and organizational skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. The drive to help shape and expand a growing practice 
  • The ability and confidence to work independently and demonstrate flexibility and desire to work in a diverse, fast-paced practice

Applicants can apply via our website:

Transactional Associate

Firm: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Location: Minneapolis

Deadline: 05/24/21

Dorsey is seeking an attorney with zero to three years of experience to join the Public Finance practice group in our Minneapolis. This attorney will join a group of 18 Public Finance attorneys spread across four Dorsey offices (Des Moines and Missoula as well as Minneapolis and Salt Lake) who help state and municipal entities, banks, underwriters and nonprofits complete complex, sophisticated transactions as well as more traditional infrastructure finance work. Our clients seek our legal advice to build schools, parks, community centers, theaters, streets, hospitals and nursing homes, multi-family housing, jails, wastewater and solid waste facilities, stadiums, utilities and many other facilities as well as to finance single-family mortgage loans and student loans. 

Are you interested in starting or continuing your career as a transactional attorney, working on projects that make a difference in your local community? Do you want to become an expert in an interesting area of transactional law incorporating state and federal tax, securities, nonprofit and municipal law, with close mentoring and training by partners who are nationally recognized in their field? If so, we strongly encourage you to apply for this role. 
The following qualifications are required:

  • A JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school or the ability to be admitted to the Minnesota bar or Utah bar (based on the location of interest)
  • Interest or experience in a transactional practice
  • Strong organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent critical thinking, analytical and writing skills
  • Strong academic performance

Minnesota bar admission preferred for Minneapolis candidates. Utah bar admission preferred for Salt Lake City candidates. 

Candidates with experience in another area of law who are interested in learning public finance law are encouraged to apply.  A background in finance is not required.

How to Apply: Dorsey accepts online applications at We do not accept application materials by mail or email except as a reasonable accommodation for qualified disabled applicants. Individuals who are unable to use our online process due to a disability should call 612-492-5149.

Public Finance Associate

Office: Pacifica Law Group LLP

Location: Seattle, WA

Deadline: 05/24/21

We are looking for a motivated associate attorney to join our busy and growing public finance practice in Seattle, Washington. 

Pacifica's public finance practice consciously takes a team-based approach to client management and to each transaction. The successful candidate will be part of a group serving as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, and disclosure counsel for a wide range of transactions, including governmental, multifamily and 501(c)(3) financings. This position provides opportunities for satisfying client contact and work on complex, interesting transactions that are influencing and shaping the Pacific Northwest.  


We are looking for an associate with experience in public finance, municipal law or representing municipal agencies, but will also consider candidates with experience in a relevant transactional practice such as securities, corporate finance, real estate or tax law. Qualified candidates will be motivated self-starters and have top academic credentials. Superior written and oral communication skills, exceptional judgment, professionalism and interpersonal skills are also critical. Candidates must be admitted to practice, and ideally bar certified in the State of Washington.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change.

Apply at: 

Associate Attorney

Firm: Kennedy & Graven, Chartered

Location: Downtown Minneapolis

Deadline:  It will remain open until the position is filled. 

Kennedy & Graven, Chartered is downtown Minneapolis and practices in all aspects of public law, including public finance. Please visit 

We are seeking an associate attorney to join our public finance department. The associate will practice in the areas of general obligation municipal bonds, conduit bond issues, and redevelopment and economic development transactions. 

Experience in public finance, commercial lending, tax law, or securities law is a plus but is not required. We are seeking candidates with the following attributes: strong drafting skills, ability to analyze and interpret state statutes and tax code provisions, and good organizational skills.

The salary and benefit package for this position is commensurate with mid-sized Minnesota law firms.

To apply: Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and unofficial transcript to Neil Simmons, Administrator, Kennedy & Graven, Chartered, at Please feel free to direct any questions to Neil Simmons at same email. Please apply by April 12, 2021, to ensure consideration but position is open until filled. 

If you want more information regarding the work our public finance attorneys do, please contact Neil Simmons and he will connect you with one of our public finance attorneys.

Kennedy & Graven, Chartered gives equal consideration to all qualified applicants, regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, or status with regard to public assistance. We encourage all candidates to apply, including candidates from diverse communities or who self-identity as diverse. 


Firm: Longino Public Finance LLC

Location: Denver, CO

Deadline: It will remain open until the position is filled. 

Longino Public Finance is a boutique public finance law firm based in exciting downtown Denver, Colorado. LPF seeks to hire an attorney with at least two years of experience to join a growing practice. LPF represents a variety of institutional clients nationwide in varied and unique transactions, including tax-exempt financings, refinancings and troubled credit workouts and restructurings.  

Qualified candidates will have a strong public finance or lending background with excellent academics and writing ability, experience working on complex, multi-party transactions and an interest in public finance. Candidates with bankruptcy experience are also welcome to apply.  

This position provides the opportunity to assist on every facet of every deal from beginning to end. While mentoring and collaboration are integral to a successful work environment, LPF does not wish to micromanage its lawyers and prefers to bring on a smart, kind and humble individual with uncompromising ethics and a focus on client service who gets excited about complex transactions and wants to be given an opportunity to flourish from a flexible platform. Compensation is expected to be competitive with larger firms in Denver, and the firm's compensation incentivizes attorneys with portable business.

Full time or part-time options are available for the right candidate. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Interested, qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to LPF will hire carefully as the firm wants its lawyers to be with the firm for a long time.