Practice/Industry Group Overview
As communities grow, so does pressure to provide public facilities and utilities. Sands Anderson offers creative, sound advice to localities and officials who want to explore contemporary means funding capital improvements such as schools, parks, landfills, water and sewer systems and government buildings. Our attorneys have assisted with evaluating and developing numerous public-private joint ventures, including efforts under the Public-Private Partnership Act in Virginia.
Sands Anderson's local government attorneys are recognized in the Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace list of nationally-known municipal bond counsel. Our attorneys are approved for Virginia Public School Authority, the Virginia Resource Authority, and the Rural Development (formerly the Farmers Home) Administration. They have been involved in over 500 local bond issues totaling more than $2 billion. Members of our Local Government Law team render bond counsel opinions in traditional municipal debt areas, such as general obligation bonds and school bonds, and in specialized financings involving lease purchase, moral obligation and economic development issues. They assist localities with the legal details of general obligation as well as revenue funded financings and, when economic, refinancings.
Sands Anderson Marks & Miller has extensive experience in government and municipal finance matters, representing counties, cities, towns and special authorities across the Commonwealth. In most municipal financings we work closely with local attorneys.
We have over twenty years of experience in municipal finance in Virginia, involving over 500 bond issues totaling more than $2 billion.
We have rendered bond counsel opinions in such traditional municipal debt areas as general obligation bonds, water and sewer revenue bonds, school bonds and private activity bonds as well as in specialized financings involving lease purchase, moral obligations and economic development issues.