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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.

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.

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.


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

A bold and distinctive law firm creating valuable solutions for our clients around the world, particularly at the intersection of business and government. Our 2,800 lawyers on six continents provide practical legal solutions wherever your work takes you. Our award winning practice groups include Corporate & Finance; Disputes; Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology; and Regulatory and cover a diverse range of industries.

There are very few law firms across the country that have served as bond counsel for over a century and still dedicate a significant portion of their practices to public and municipal finance. Ice Miller is one of those firms. Simply put, we have lawyers who understand not only the complex issues that arise in dealing with government finance, but also work daily with government officials, elected bodies, other professionals serving government at every level and in every forum imaginable. We understand the challenges facing governments and their respective constituents, and we bring all of our resources to bear in helping them find the best solutions.

Founded in Dallas in 1919, McCall has dedicated its practice solely to public finance for 100 years. With offices in Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, the firm serves as bond counsel for a diverse group of public securities issuers. 

Since its founding, Chapman and Cutler LLP has been one of the country's preeminent law firms in state and municipal finance. Dozens of lawyers comprise the firm's Public Finance Group, primarily serving as bond counsel or underwriter's counsel on public finance transactions throughout the United States. The firm's public finance clients include state governments, state agencies and authorities, counties, cities, villages, towns, school districts and other special purpose districts and municipal non-profit corporations and authorities located across the country. In addition, attorneys in the Public Finance Group frequently serve as counsel to the leading national and regional investment banking firms in the underwriting or remarketing of state and local government obligations. The experience and ability of the firm's attorneys who devote their practice to municipal finance is widely recognized. Attorneys in the Public Finance Group frequently draft, review and lobby for new legislation that enhances the debt-issuing capabilities of the firm's clients. The Group's broad national presence and experience enable it to deal easily with complex transactions and to develop innovative financing structures.

Kutak Rock is a premier public finance innovator and thought leader with more than 50 years of experience. Through 18 offices nationwide, we conduct a comprehensive public finance practice, with experience as bond counsel in every state. Kutak Rock serves as underwriter's counsel, issuer's counsel, special tax counsel, and credit enhancer's counsel in every type of public finance transaction. Kutak Rock has served as bond counsel in more than 12,000 municipal bond issuers aggregating more than $350 billion in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories.

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.

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.