Debbie Sinclair Ruskin: Lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP

Debbie Sinclair Ruskin

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone(202) 828-2438

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Practice Areas

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Public Finance
  • Letters of Credit and Liquidity Facilities
  • Bank Loans
  • General Obligation
  • Lease-Purchase and Certificates of Participation
  • Loan Participations
  • Revenue Bonds
  • Credit Enhancement
  • Derivatives and Investment Products
  • Industrial Development Revenue Bonds
  • Airports
  • Bank, Credit Enhancer's, Lender's and Purchaser's Counsel
  • Derivative Counsel
  • Underwriter's Counsel
  • Charitable Organizations / 501c-3
  • Energy Finance
  • Electric Utilities, Generation and Transmission
  • Health Care Finance
  • Hospitals
  • K-12 Education
  • Private Schools
  • Transportation
University Emory University, B.A., with Honors, 1977
Law SchoolUniversity of Florida College of Law, J.D., with Honors, 1980
Admitted1980, Florida; 1982, Nebraska; 2009, District of Columbia
BornMiami, Florida, June 17, 1956

Ms. Ruskin, a partner in Kutak Rock's Washington, D.C. office, practices primarily in the areas of public finance and banking law. Ms. Ruskin has served as bond counsel, bank counsel, purchaser's counsel, swap provider's counsel and underwriter's counsel in debt issues aggregating more than $25 billion for a wide range of public and private projects including airport expansions, cultural institution and hospital expansions, public power facilities, water and sewer facilities, toll roads, bridges and university housing projects. She has particular expertise in the issuance of variable rate debt instruments, including variable rate demand bonds, indexed bonds, commercial paper and short-term debt. Her current practice is focused on the representation of commercial banks in a variety of public finance transactions (publicly offered and privately placed) that incorporate the use of letters of credit, direct purchase agreements, liquidity facilities, bridge and permanent loans. She also has represented commercial banks in equipment lease financings for municipalities, school districts and federal agencies. Most recently, Ms. Ruskin has been assisting clients in workouts of distressed municipal securities, including debt of issuers who have sought protection under Chapter 9 of the bankruptcy code.


December 6, 2012Bond Buyer Recognizes Two Projects as Deal of the Year

Two of Kutak Rock's public finance projects recently received recognition as Deal of the Year:
•Colorado's Roaring Forks Transportation Authority's $6.65 million Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds
•Michigan Finance Authority's multibillion-dollar refinancing of its federal unemployment insurance loan.

November 28, 2012Michigan Refinances $3.32 Billion of Unemployment Trust Fund Debt


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Debbie Sinclair Ruskin

1101 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20036-4374


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