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For almost 50 years, Bryant Miller Olive has represented governments, businesses and agencies in legal matters relating to public finance, state and local government law, complex transactions, project finance, and litigation. Founded in the early 1970s by a former Florida governor, two former members of the Attorney General's office, and a pioneer in the area of governmental and private bond finance, Bryant Miller Olive was created with four core values: competence, service, trust and loyalty. Through the years, the firm has never wavered from its founding vision: We will be known by the quality of service we provide. Since 1970, the firm has represented over 500 clients, including state and local governments, non-profits and financial institutions. Members of the firm are often called on to handle extremely complex legal issues in the boardroom and in the courtroom. Bryant Miller Olive's sophisticated work is done in a wide range of ways. Our public finance attorneys are also known for their meaningful community participation and active involvement in industry groups.


 

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Gilmore & Bell was established in 1979 and is one of the leading public finance law firms in the United States with more than 60 attorneys nationwide. The Firm primarily represents states, counties, school districts and other governmental and quasi-governmental entities as bond counsel in public finance transactions. Complementing its core practice, Gilmore & Bell also acts as underwriter’s counsel and bank counsel in public finance transactions. The Firm has an extensive tax and arbitrage rebate compliance practice that has grown in response to increased complexity of Federal tax laws, regulations and IRS audit examinations. In addition, the Firm provides continuing disclosure compliance services to issuers of municipal securities. For more than 20 years, Gilmore & Bell has consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally in number of bond counsel opinions rendered on municipal bond issues, and the Firm consistently ranks 1st in the Midwest region, both in number and dollar volume of long-term state and local government bond issues. We strive to provide timely, effective and efficient service to assist our public finance clients in meeting their goals. This work ethic and practice integrity is at the core of our Firm’s culture.

 

Kutak Rock creates innovative tax-exempt finance strategies and solutions. We serve as bond counsel issuers, underwriter's counsel to investment banking firms and finance counsel to major corporations. Kutak Rock has served as bond counsel in nearly 12,000 municipal bond issues aggregating more than $350 billion in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories.

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 nearly 50 attorneys and which was ranked as a top 10 underwriter’s counsel firm nationally by the Thomson Reuters U.S. Municipals Review for 2018, 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.  Beyond public finance, Butler Snow LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 350 attorneys and advisors collaborating across a network of 26 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Ranked as a leading firm for client relations and one of America’s Top 100 law firms in the BTI Power Rankings, Butler Snow is recognized as one of the nation’s top law firms for client service.

Orrick’s history in public finance stretches back 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 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 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' original and secondary disclosure obligations and other securities issues, including state blue sky laws and federal securities regulations.

BAM is the first and only mutual bond insurer, and exclusively guarantees municipal bonds from state and local government issuers in the 50 US states and the District of Columbia. Rated AA/Stable by S&P Global Ratings, BAM’s guaranty makes critical infrastructure more affordable and investment safer – and issuers selling bonds for energy efficient buildings or other environmental improvements can qualify for the BAM GreenStar Assessment at no additional cost.