Lindsey A. Rader

​​​Local Government

Lindsey heads our Local Government Practice Group with over 35 years of experience as a public finance lawyer. She serves as bond counsel to municipalities and counties across the State of Maryland and other Maryland governmental entities. She also represents corporate trustees—or serves as issuer’s counsel—in various public finance transactions. Lindsey regularly represents borrowers in the Maryland Water Quality Financing Administration and Rural Development/Rural Utilities Service loan programs and the Maryland Community Development Administration’s Local Government Infrastructure Financing Program.

Lindsey’s public finance experience includes: current and advance refunding transactions; grant and bond anticipation note issues; public sales at competitive bid; negotiated underwritings; direct purchases; and credit-enhanced deals. Although her bond counsel practice focuses on general obligation offerings, she also serves as bond counsel for tax increment financing (TIF) and special taxing district bond issues and other types of revenue bond financings. As issuer’s counsel, Lindsey has been involved in a variety of revenue bond financings.

Lindsey has crafted legislation that was passed on state and local levels to establish revenue and redevelopment authorities, provide borrowing flexibility for Maryland local governments, and authorize innovative financings. She has prepared and assisted clients with the implementation of post-issuance tax compliance procedures and post-issuance continuing disclosure procedures. Lindsey also provides counsel on discrete municipal law matters outside of her public finance practice.

Education & Honors
J.D., Duke University School of Law
A.B., Davidson College, cum laude
National Association of Bond Lawyers and Women in Public Finance – Maryland Chapter
Bar Admissions