Mary L. Groves [Inactive]


Mary is a leader in public finance throughout the Rocky Mountain region. With 38 years of experience, she advises clients in the areas of tax-exempt finance as bond counsel, borrower's counsel, trustee's counsel, bank counsel and underwriter's counsel.

She has been lead counsel in a broad range of traditional and conduit public financings, including projects for local governments, private schools, colleges, senior housing, healthcare providers, charter schools, cultural institutions and faith-based service providers. She also represents banks in letter of credit, conversions, restructuring and liquidity transactions.

Mary has worked with a variety of financing structures, including fixed and variable rate bonds, conversions of variable rate bonds to direct bank ownership, master trust indentures, bank private placements, certificates of participation and financings involving special purpose entity corporations. She has advised local governments regarding TABOR compliance issues. She is also called on by many non-Colorado borrowers who use the multi-jurisdictional authority of Colorado's statewide health and education issuers.


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law  (J.D., 1978)
  • Regis University  (M.A., 1999)
  • University of Colorado, Denver  (B.A., 1974)

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Texas (inactive)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • American College of Bond Counsel, fellow
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Colorado Municipal Bond Supervision Advisory Board


  • Top Lawyers by Denver Magazine in Banking and Finance Law (2010)
  • One Who Impacted APDC by Asian Pacific Development Center (1996)
  • One of the first 100 attorneys inducted into the American College of Bond Counsel, a national honorary society established by the National Association of Bond Lawyers