Foley & Judell, L. L. P., ("Foley & Judell") is a nationally recognized firm of bond attorneys whose practice is devoted solely to public finance. The firm operates as a partnership which consists of nine partners (One of whom is "Special Council"), one attorney who is an associate, one attorneys who is "of counsel", plus an additional twenty-one persons who serve in paralegal, secretarial and administrative positions. Except for various changes in name and personnel, Foley & Judell has been in continuous operation since 1919 and maintains offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Foley & Judell is one of the largest nationally recognized law firms in the United States whose practice is exclusively in the field of public finance.
Unlike multipurpose law firms, the singular focus of Foley & Judell is in those areas of state and federal law that pertain to public bond financing. This assures that the lawyers within the firm have the specialized knowledge to render comprehensive services to its extensive client base consisting of a substantial number of Louisiana's state agencies, municipalities, parishes, school boards and special commissions, boards and districts.
In addition to providing bond counsel services for innumerable Louisiana projects, the firm's attorneys have drafted legislation for many bond financing programs and for the creation of special districts, boards, commissions and other local authorities.
The broad experience and qualifications of the firm's personnel in the field of public finance exceed that of any similar Louisiana firm and are considered to be equal or superior to that of any firm in the country. The excellent reputation enjoyed by Foley & Judell in financial circles throughout Louisiana, the United States and with foreign and international banks, attests to the legal ability displayed by Foley & Judell in the many bond issues which the firm has handled during its 94-year history.
The firm and its members possess an in-depth knowledge of Louisiana law and experience in all types of bond financing permitted under it. The depth of such knowledge and experience is indicated not only by the number of bond transactions completed by the firm but also by the variety and complexity of the transactions in which the firm has participated. Also, and more importantly, the firm and its lawyers meet the objective normally sought by an issuer in retaining bond counsel; namely, that a bond counsel firm commands respect among investment bankers and investors for high quality performance and integrity and that the public finance community has confidence in its abilities.