Our public finance practice focuses on serving as bond counsel in public purpose financings, tax increment financings and special taxing district financings, as well as serving as issuer’s counsel for conduit revenue bond issues, but we also have experience representing trustees, underwriters and purchasers.
We have over 35 years of experience in a wide array of municipal financings.
As bond counsel, we have been involved in financing facilities, improvements and equipment for governmental use; water, sewer and stormwater systems; school facilities; parks, playgrounds and other recreational facilities; public works projects, including roads, bridges and dams; landfills; and other infrastructure needs, including infrastructure to support planned commercial and residential development. Our experience as issuer’s counsel, trustee’s counsel and underwriter’s counsel has exposed us to financings for a variety of projects, including university and college facilities and improvements; student housing; retirement communities; hospitals; other health care facilities; convention centers; manufacturing facilities; parking facilities; and research parks.
Our representation does not necessarily end with a deal closing.
We have assisted clients in preparing and posting continuing disclosure filings; compliance with the federal tax code’s change-in-use rules; reallocation of bond proceeds to other purposes; establishing written procedures for post-issuance tax compliance and post-issuance continuing disclosure compliance; and structuring post-issuance management or operating agreements, leases and other use agreements in compliance with federal tax law.
We’re government-focused and provide bond counsel representation across the State of Maryland.
We serve governmental issuers across Maryland and understand how Maryland’s local governments differ from one another. We do not represent parties that have interests adverse to local governments.