Public Finance

Dinsmore is a nationally-recognized, "Red Book" listed, municipal bond counsel firm, which delivers approving opinions with respect to hundreds of tax-exempt financings, aggregating billions of dollars every year. Within the public finance arena, our attorneys have served as bond counsel for a wide variety of government borrowers, school districts, universities and non-profits throughout the country. Our depth of experience has enabled us to develop strong relationships with major investment banks, financial institutions and financial advisory firms across the country, and we have been consistently recognized by The Bond Buyer, Thomson Reuters and others for our efforts.

Additionally, our public finance attorneys represent a full range of participants in the municipal finance market, including brokerage firms, commercial and trustee banks, qualified borrowers, state and local governments, non-profit corporations and private developers. The transactions in which our attorneys have participated include financing for capital projects such as traditional public infrastructure (schools, utility systems, municipal buildings and airports), non-profit facilities (hospitals, nursing homes, college classrooms and dorms) and urban redevelopment and economic development enterprises (residential/office complexes, industrial and waste disposal/recovery facilities and professional sports venues). Among the financings our attorneys have worked on are a $765 million project at O’Hare Airport and a $1.5 billion project to build two new bridges over the Ohio River near Louisville.