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As a result of his experience with virtually all types of governmental entities and diverse finance structures, Barron Wallace’s public finance practice is both unique and broad. His clients benefit from his knowledge of traditional and highly structured project finance conduit transactions involving state agencies, cities, school districts, airports, higher education, housing, industrial development, private and primary secondary schools, cultural arts organizations, regional mobility authorities, special districts and not-for-profit organizations. His multifaceted practice spans traditional municipal finance, tax increment finance, urban redevelopment, as well as general public law.

Barron’s leadership, insight and in-depth understanding is beneficial in providing bond, disclosure and tax counsel to issuers, underwriters, trustees, third-party credit providers, and borrowers. He serves as bond and disclosure counsel for cities, counties, state agencies, and special districts, including local government corporations. In addition, Barron represents national and regional investment banking firms as underwriter’s counsel and also advises conduit bond issuers, tax increment reinvestment zones, local government corporations and certain special districts as general counsel or special counsel. As a by-product of his many years of experience and innovations in public finance, he also focuses on urban infrastructure and transportation development and public/private partnerships.

Civic leadership and support of his community play an important role in Barron’s career and personal objectives. He serves on the board of directors of the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, Houston Parks Board, Connect Houston, St. John’s School, Discovery Green-Downtown Park Corporation and the NFL/NFLPA Research and Education Foundation.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Texas Public Finance Authority — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $767.67 million of Revenue Commercial Paper Notes (Texas Facilities Commission Projects) Series 2016A (Taxable) and Series 2016B (Tax-Exempt)

City of Houston, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $636.71 million of Airport System Special Facilities Taxable Revenue Refunding Bonds (Consolidated Rental Car Facility Project), Series 2014, Airport System Special Facilities Revenue Refunding Bonds (United Airlines, Inc. Terminal Improvement Projects), Series 2014 (AMT), 2015B-1, 2015B-2 and 2015C

Midtown Redevelopment Authority — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $53.21 million Tax Increment Contract Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2017 and 2015

Houston Independent School District — disclosure counsel to issuer in connection with $757.195 million of Limited Tax Schoolhouse and Refunding Bonds, Series 2016A

Texas Water Development Board — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $149.54 million of General Obligation Bonds State of Texas Water Financial Assistance and Refunding Bonds, Subseries 2016B-1, 2016B-2 (Variable Rate), 2016B-3 (Taxable), 2016C-1 (Economically Distressed Areas Program), 2016C-2 (Economically Distressed Areas Program) (Taxable) and 2016D (State Participation Program)

City of Houston Public Airport System — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $450 million in Inferior Lien Appropriation Facility Revenue Bonds, Series 2015

Harris County Sports Authority — disclosure counsel to issuer in connection $627.68 million of Senior Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2014A and 2014C, and Taxable Revenue Refunding Bonds (NRG Stadium Project), Series 2014 and 2014B

Aldine Independent School District — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $266.84 million of Unlimited Tax School Building and Refunding Bonds, Series 2016

Port of Houston — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $115.97 million of Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2015A, 2015B (AMT) and 2015C (Taxable)

Texas Public Finance Authority — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $709.785 million of Unemployment Compensation Obligation Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2014A and 2014B

Spring Independent School District — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $136.87 million of Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2015

Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $20 million of Junior Lien Revenue Bond, Taxable Series 2016A (365 Tollway Project)

Publications and Speeches

"Representing the Infrequent Issuer," National Association of Bond Lawyers Tax and Securities Law Institute, March 2017.

Underwriters Counsel Roundtable, Chicago, IL, 2013 - 2015.

Credentials

Education

University of Michigan Law School,
J.D.
1989
The University of Texas at Austin,
B.A.
1986

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Board of Trustees
Houston Parks Board
Board of Directors; Executive Committee
Connect Houston
Board of Directors
St. John's School
Board of Trustees
Discovery Green-Downtown Park Corporation
Board of Directors
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Texas Bar Foundation
Houston Bar Foundation
American Leadership Forum
2006 Class XXIV
Center for Houston's Future
2001 Class II
Texas Lyceum
Member
American College of Bond Counsel
Fellow

News

News

The Best Lawyers in America Recognize 74 Bracewell Attorneys

August 15, 2016
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

Mayor Turner creates justice complex commission

July 25, 2016
Houston Defender - Online

Houston Mayor's Office

July 22, 2016
Guidry News Service - Online

Metro welcomes board members

June 2, 2015
Houston Defender - Online

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Eighty-Eight Bracewell Attorneys

August 23, 2012
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

People in businessPeople in business

December 24, 2011
Houston Chronicle Online/chron.com

Vinson & Elkins to exit Public Finance

December 14, 2011
Bond Buyer Online, The

Bracewell & Giuliani snags V&E public finance team

December 13, 2011
Business Journals, The

V&E’s Public Finance Group Moves To Bracewell

December 13, 2011
The Texas Lawbook

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Public Finance Law, 2006 - 2018
Internet Brands, Inc.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Rating

Events

Past Events

National Association of Bond Lawyers Conference

Chicago
September 17, 2014
September 19, 2014