Richard L. Buddin: Lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP

Richard L. Buddin

Denver,  CO  U.S.A.
Phone(303) 292-7806

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Practice Areas

  • Public Finance
  • Bond Counsel
  • Disclosure Counsel
  • Underwriter's Counsel
  • Issuer's Counsel
  • Borrower's Counsel
  • Special Tax Counsel
  • New Money and Refunding Financings
  • Audits
  • Post-Issuance Compliance
  • Arbitrage Rebate
  • General Obligation
  • Lease-Purchase and Certificates of Participation
  • Revenue Bonds
  • Tax-Increment Financing
  • Letters of Credit and Liquidity Facilities
  • P3s -- Public-Private Partnerships
  • Bank Loans
  • Industrial Development Revenue Bonds
  • General Governmental
  • Governmental Facilities, Buildings and Infrastructure
  • Redevelopment and Urban Renewal
  • Water and Wastewater Utilities
  • Working Capital
  • Pension Obligations
  • K-12 Education
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Charter Schools
  • State Tax and Spending Limitations
  • Higher Education
  • Housing
  • Multifamily Housing
  • Senior Housing / Assisted Living
  • Derivatives and Investment Products
  • Swaps and Hedges
  • Structured Investments
  • Public and Affordable Housing
University Luther College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1975
Law SchoolUniversity of Colorado at Boulder School of Law, J.D., 1982
Admitted1983, Colorado and U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships and Affiliations

Colorado and Denver Bar Associations


Mr. Buddin represents and advises governments in financial transactions and in publicly marketed and privately placed securities offerings. He most often serves as bond counsel to Colorado cities, towns, counties, school districts, special districts and urban renewal authorities for the issuance of general obligation and revenue bonds, tax and revenue anticipation notes, tax increment and industrial development revenue bonds, single and multifamily housing revenue bonds, and certificates of participation.

Mr. Buddin frequently serves as disclosure, underwriter's and letter of credit bank counsel. He also maintains expertise in the application of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) to Colorado local governments. With more than 28 years of experience as a public finance attorney, Mr. Buddin is able to structure a wide variety of public finance transactions to ensure his clients comply with Colorado state law, TABOR, Colorado state and federal tax laws and Colorado state and federal securities laws.

• Bond Counsel for the 2007 "Deal of the Year" (small issuer category) selected by The Bond Buyer for the seven-state Southwest region of the United States.

• Represents numerous Colorado governments as bond counsel in hundreds of financings resulting in the issuance of billions of dollars of public securities.

• Long-time bond counsel to numerous major Colorado local governments.

• Bond counsel or disclosure counsel to more than half of all of Colorado's school districts.

• Bond counsel to numerous urban renewal authorities throughout the State of Colorado.

• Represents numerous Colorado special districts and assessment districts of all types and business improvement districts.

• Experience as bond counsel to the State of Colorado, the University of Colorado and the City and County of Denver.

• Lead counsel to numerous regional and Wall Street investment banks for public finance underwritings.

Memberships and Affiliations

Colorado and Denver Bar Associations


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Office Information

Richard L. Buddin

1801 California Street
DenverCO 80202-2658


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