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Gilmore Bell is one of the leading public finance law firms in the United States. The firm primarily represents governmental entities and 501(c)(3) organizations to negotiate financing alternatives including: bond and lease transactions, economic development incentives and public-private partnerships. For more than 20 years, Gilmore Bell has ranked in the top 10 nationally in the number of bond counsel opinions rendered on municipal bond issues. Gilmore Bell has offices in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah and Illinois. For more information, visit us at

Kutak Rock is a national leader in public finance, providing clients with innovative strategies designed for the dynamic environment of tax-exempt financing. For more than five decades, the firm has handled complex issues, as well as provided routine legal advice in a client-focused, cost-effective manner. Kutak Rock has participated in thousands of tax-exempt public finance transactions, representing issuers as bond counsel in all 50 states and serving as underwriter's counsel to most national and numerous regional investment banking firms, as well as national finance counsel to major corporations.

Bryant Miller Olive P.A., celebrating 50 years of service in 2020, is a nationally recognized leader in public finance. Since 1970, the firm has represented over 500 clients, including state and local governments, non-profits and financial institutions. Bryant Miller Olive has one of the largest and most experienced public finance practice groups in the southeastern United States, with resident attorneys in our Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee and Jacksonville offices. Our public finance attorneys are also known for their meaningful community participation and active involvement in industry groups. 

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is a full-service law firm of more than 300 attorneys across a national footprint. Our entrepreneurial culture inspires collaboration among our attorneys, resulting in comprehensive legal solutions and seamless client experiences. Maynard serves clients throughout the United States and globally from its offices in Alabama (Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery), California (Los Angeles and San Francisco), Florida (Miami), New York (New York City), Tennessee (Nashville), Texas (Dallas), and Washington, D.C.

Bryant Rabbino LLP is a thriving New York based boutique law firm that offers top notch legal services to a diverse mix of clients, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. The Firm has one of the strongest public finance practices among firms of comparable size or age, and we serve as bond, underwriter and disclosure counsel to some of the nation’s largest, most complex and innovative issuers. We were ranked 10th nationally as bond counsel by The Bond Buyer in its 2020 year end rankings, and 8th for the first quarter of 2021.  Our formula for success is simple: we combine a “can do” attitude, sound legal counsel and practical solutions to resolve our clients’ legal challenges at a lower cost to maximize future growth opportunities in today’s challenging business and legal environment. The Firm is a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise. For more information, please visit

Butler Snow LLP offers a comprehensive and diverse public finance and tax credits practice ranging from all forms of state and municipal bonds and obligations to the full complement of techniques available to finance or refinance a wide array of projects, including the implementation of new markets and historic tax credits. The group, which is comprised of over 50 attorneys collaborates to find innovative financing solutions to support governmental, health care, housing, non-profit, industrial/economic development, public-private partnerships, exempt facilities, utilities, public and private educational institutions and other developments.

At Bracewell, our nationally-recognized public finance practice is far more than documents and a successful closing. We provide our clients with continuing up-to-date information on trends and challenges, as well as an in-depth understanding of state and federal law issues and insight into managing municipal regulatory challenges. We work with all types of public and private entities and understand the complexities inherent in providing bond, disclosure and tax counsel to issuers, underwriters, trustees, third-party credit providers and borrowers. We assist clients with traditional and highly structured project finance conduit transactions involving housing, industrial development, hospitals and other health care facilities, higher education, private and primary secondary schools, cultural arts organizations, not-for-profit organizations, waste disposal facilities, airports and state agencies.

Orrick’s history in public finance stretches back over 150 years. As the nation’s top-ranked bond counsel firm, Orrick provides reliable, cost-effective, innovative services and solutions for all types of public finance matters. In addition to serving as bond counsel, Orrick also acts as underwriters’ counsel, disclosure counsel, issuer counsel, bank counsel and special tax counsel in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt bonds, as well as providing post-issuance arbitrage, rebate, continuing disclosure, IRS audits, SEC investigations, defaults, bankruptcies, sustainable finance consulting and other workouts through our wholly-owned subsidiary, the BLX Group.

For more than six decades, Ballard Spahr has been helping build the nation. We have one of the premier public finance practices in the country, participating in the issuance of more than $1 trillion of tax-exempt obligations in all states, the District of Columbia, and American territories. Our tax attorneys serve as special tax counsel to clients before the National Office of Internal Revenue Service on audits and tax-exempt financing matters and represent clients in tax controversies arising from tax-exempt financings and have counseled organizations as to their tax-exempt classification under IRS Section 501(c)(3). Our public finance practice is enhanced by the firm's more than 60 securities attorneys who assist with bond issuers's; original and secondary disclosure obligations and other securities issues, including state blue sky laws and federal securities regulations.