Timothy A. Stratton

Timothy A. Stratton: Attorney with Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. AV stamp icon
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Biography

Timothy Stratton focuses his practice on public finance and Section 103 tax law. He represents colleges and universities, special districts, cities, towns and other units of local government in Arizona and Illinois in all matters related to the issuance of municipal securities. He also maintains an active practice as underwriter, disclosure and bank counsel on publicly and privately offered debt issues.

Tim has been counsel in hundreds of bond transactions aggregating billions of dollars and is a frequent speaker on public finance. He is on the Securities Law Committee of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) and was on the Editorial Board for the Federal Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds, Seventh Edition, Matthew Bender & Co. He has authored articles on many public finance topics, including tax and securities law issues, post-issuance compliance and public-private partnerships. Tim Stratton currently serves as the Vice President of the City of Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority and has previously served as the Chairman of the City of Scottsdale Board of Adjustment.

Tim serves as an appointed Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court. In that capacity he conducts settlement conferences in commercial disputes and sits on the bench for short trials and as needed throughout the court system. Tim also serves as a Bar Examiner and Member of the Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations, the body that administers and oversees the Arizona Bar Examination.

He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

Contributing author to the Federal Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds Deskbook, Fifth & Sixth Editions, Mathew Bender & Company (2013) (2014)
Editor of the Federal Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds Deskbook, Seventh Edition, (2017)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

City of Scottsdale Board of Adjustment (former chairman)
City of Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority (member and treasurer)

National Association of Bond Lawyers (Committee on Securities Law).

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Public Finance
  • Municipal Law
  • Tax
  • Education Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-257-7465  Phone
602-254-4878  Fax
www.gustlaw.com
University Attended:
Ball State University, B.S., Political Science and History, 1996
Law School Attended:
Western Michigan University - Cooley Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1999
Year of First Admission:
1999
Admission:
1999, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 2017, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1999, Illinois; 2010, Arizona; 2017, U.S. Tax Court
Memberships:

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
Government Finance Officers Association of Arizona
National Association of Bond Lawyers (Committee on Securities Law; Nominating Committee; Editorial Committee Securities Law Deskbook)
State Bar of Illinois (Section Council on Local Government Law)
Illinois Government Finance Officers Association
National Association of College and University Business Officials
Outside General Counsel to the Arizona State University Athletic Facilities District

Reported Cases:
REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS: $45,460,000 Central Arizona Water Conservation District (Central Arizona Project), Water Delivery O&M Revenue Bonds, Series 2016; $30,685,000 City of Scottsdale Municipal Property Corporation Excise Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015A; Counsel to Colorado Business Bank (CoBiz) on numerous transactions in Arizona and California; $214,540,000 City of Chandler, Arizona, General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2014; $16,000,000 Nevada System of Higher Education, Promissory Note (University of Nevada Reno), Series 2014B (Counsel to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.); $12,000,000 Nevada System of Higher Education, Promissory Note (University of Nevada, Reno), Series 2014A, (Counsel to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.); $22,735,000 City of Scottsdale, Arizona Municipal Property Corporation Excise Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2014; $83,150,000 City of Scottsdale, Arizona General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2014; $8,660,000 City of Chandler, Arizona Street and Highway User Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2014; $15,400,000 City of Chandler, Arizona Water and Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2014; $12,000,000 Nevada System of Higher Education, Promissory Note (University of Nevada, Reno), Series 2014, (Counsel to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.); $16,000,000 Taxable Parity Obligation Credit Agreement Revenue Bonds, Series 2013 of Electrical District Number 3, Pinal County, Arizona; $5,000,000 Financing for the Western Will County Communications Center (WESCOM), Will County, Illinois intergovernmental 9-1-1 Call Center and Public Safety Dispatch Center. Agency is comprised of 19 municipalities. (April, 2013); $151,090,000 General Obligation Bonds (2013), Maricopa County Community College District, Maricopa County, Arizona; $34,495,000 Variable Rate Revenue Bonds (Arizona State University Foundation - Brickyard Project) Series 2004; Letter of Credit Extension (2012); $69,135,000 General Obligation Bonds (2012), Maricopa County Community College District, Maricopa County, Arizona; $28,450,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds (2012), Yavapai County Community College District, Yavapai County, Arizona; $7,005,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2012A and $12,765,000, General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2012B, City of Tempe, Arizona; $58,975,000 Pinal County Community College District (Central Arizona College) of Pinal County, Arizona General Obligation Bonds Project of 2008, Series B (2012); $120,235,000 Electric System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2011, Electrical District No. 3, Pinal County, Arizona; Remarketing (2011) of $60,000,000 Refunding and Capital Improvement Electric System Revenue Bonds, 2006 Series A and $25,590,000 Refunding and Capital Improvement Electric System Revenue Bonds, 2006 Series B, Electrical District No. 3, Pinal County, Arizona; $150,000,000 General Obligation Bonds (2011), Maricopa County Community College District, Maricopa County, Arizona; $17,910,000 Performing Arts Center Excise Tax Revenue Refunding Obligations (2011), City of Tempe, Arizona; $31,825,000 Tax Exempt 2011A Excise Tax Revenue Obligations, City of Tempe, Arizona; $14,000,000 Pledged Revenue Obligations (2011), Yavapai County Community College District, Yavapai County, Arizona; $7,300,000 Excise Tax Revenue Obligations, Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (2011), City of Tempe, Arizona; $43,115,000 Excise Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds (2011), City of Scottsdale, Arizona; $22,525,000 General Obligation Bonds, Preserve Acquisition Project of 2004 (2011), City of Scottsdale, Arizona
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