Public Finance




We are 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 each year. Our attorneys serve as bond counsel for a variety of government borrowers, including state governments, counties, cities, townships, villages, school districts and universities. In addition, we serve as bond counsel for many health care, 501(c)(3), multi-family and single-family financings. We have strong relationships with major investment banks, financial institutions and financial advisory firms across the country.  We are consistently ranked as one of the top firms in the nation in both dollar volume and number of deals, as recognized by The Bond Buyer/Thomson Reuters.

Additionally, our public finance attorneys represent a full range of participants in the municipal finance market, including underwriters, commercial and trustee banks, qualified borrowers, non-profit corporations, and private developers. Our attorneys participate in the following types of transactions:  financing for capital projects, such as traditional public infrastructure (schools, utility systems, municipal buildings, street and road improvements 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). Examples of our work include 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, Kentucky.

Many of our public finance attorneys came to us as a result of a merger with Peck, Shaffer & Williams, a firm with a 125-year history in public finance transactions.