Practice/Industry Group Overview
Kutak Rock’s national public finance attorneys represent states, counties, cities, school districts and other political subdivisions across the nation. Our guiding principle is to provide excellent, efficient, responsive and timely legal services to our governmental clients with their borrowings, capital projects and fiscal objectives. Recently ranked by The Bond Buyer among the top five bond counsel firms in terms of volume of financings, we have served as bond counsel on hundreds of negotiated and competitive, new money and refunding tax-exempt, tax credit and taxable bond issues for our governmental clients. Our attorneys bring to our clients’ transactions a wealth of experience regarding general obligation, special obligation, revenue and nonappropriation financings and myriad structural permutations, including double-barreled securities, multi-tiered structures and fixed and variable rate credit-supported transactions. We frequently also are retained to serve as disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel and special tax counsel. With decades of experience in public finance, our national public finance attorneys frequently are engaged to provide general public finance advice to governmental entities on a continuing basis and to apply their expertise to special legislative and research projects.
In concert with Kutak Rock’s nationally renowned tax attorneys focusing on tax-exempt finance, we guide our public finance clients through the complex and ever-shifting federal income tax laws and regulations that control tax-exemption, including the development and implementation of post-issuance compliance procedures. Similarly, we have been at the forefront of the analysis and application to governmental issuers of the federal securities laws governing primary and secondary market disclosure requirements, including compliance with SEC Rule 15c2-12.
Our clients reap the benefits of our subtle understanding of the municipal marketplace, our consummate legal expertise and our dedication to the provision of excellent legal services.