Karilyn E. Kober: Lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP

Karilyn E. Kober

Omaha,  NE  U.S.A.
Phone(402) 231-8770

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Practice Areas

  • Public and Affordable Housing
  • Alternative and Renewable Energy
  • Public Finance
  • Bond Counsel
  • Borrower's Counsel
  • Disclosure Counsel
  • Issuer's Counsel
  • Special Tax Counsel
  • Trustee's Counsel
  • Underwriter's Counsel
  • General Obligation
  • Letters of Credit and Liquidity Facilities
  • P3s -- Public-Private Partnerships
  • Revenue Bonds
  • Securitizations
  • Charitable Organizations / 501(c)(3)
  • Arbitrage Rebate
  • Credit Enhancement
  • Industrial Development Revenue Bonds
  • Student Loans
  • Derivatives and Investment Products
  • Swaps and Hedges
  • Structured Investments
  • Secondary Markets
  • Health Care Finance
  • Hospitals
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Military Housing Privatization
  • Multifamily Housing
  • Single Family Housing
  • Student Housing
  • New Money and Refunding Financings
  • Post-Issuance Compliance
University University of Texas, B.A., summa cum laude, 1976 Phi Beta Kappa; Moot Court Board
Law SchoolCreighton University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1980; Law Review
Admitted1980, Iowa; 1981, Minnesota and Nebraska; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
BornWaterloo, Iowa, December 11, 1954

Ms. Kober has extensive experience representing participants in public and private financing transactions, including single family and multifamily housing financings, military housing and lodging financings, veterans housing bond financing and student loan financings. She has also participated in student housing, hospital and health care financings. Ms. Kober has acted as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, issuer's counsel, borrower's counsel, trustee's counsel and/or credit enhancer's counsel for private activity bond housing financings, 501(c)(3) transactions, governmental transactions, student loan and student housing financings, hospital and health care financings and military housing and lodging transactions.

Ms. Kober has been directly involved in the development of numerous new types of innovative financings and structures, including those involving military and single family housing, and securitized structures. She has represented clients in various capacities in financings involving GNMA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage backed securities, derivatives, swaps, standby bond purchase agreements and credit and liquidity facilities. She has extensive experience with state securities or Blue Sky laws of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico with respect to offer and sale of securities of public issuers.

•Participated as bond counsel, issuer's counsel, underwriter's counsel, trustee's counsel, borrower's counsel and credit enhancer's counsel in public and private financings.
•Acted as counsel in over $3 billion of military housing privatization transactions.
•Involved in the first privatization of military lodging facilities.
•Served as underwriter's counsel for theProject Financemagazine Deal of the Year 2005 transaction for Army Hawaii Family Housing and assisted as lender's counsel for theProject Financemagazine 2009 North America Real Estate Deal of the Year transaction for the Privatization of Army Lodging financing.
•Served as bond counsel forInstitutional Investor's 1990 Deal of the Year with respect to the first issuance of variable rate and residual interest securities for single family housing programs.
•Participated in the development of a variety of structures for financings, both tax exempt and taxable, including senior/subordinate note and bond financings, commercial paper and medium term note financings.
•Served as bond counsel for the issuance of the first student loan auction rate obligations and commercial paper obligations.


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Other Distinctions

Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation

Government Service

Judicial Clerkship
Minnesota Supreme Court, 1980-1981

Community Involvement

Ms. Kober has demonstrated her commitment to her profession and to her community by serving on numerous law-related and civic boards and committees. She is a member of Rotary and has served as a board member of the Omaha Children's Museum, Fontenelle Nature Association and YWCA.


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Karilyn E. Kober

1650 Farnam Street
OmahaNE 68102-2186


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