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About Cristy

Cristy Edwards practices in the area of public finance and tax-exempt finance, with a primary focus on transactions involving hospitals and other healthcare facilities, colleges and universities, private schools, nonprofit organizations, industrial development, waste disposal facilities, airports and state agencies. She serves as bond counsel, borrower’s counsel, disclosure counsel, trustee’s counsel and underwriters counsel in such financings. Cristy also represents electric cooperatives in finance transactions. Cristy is experienced as trustee’s counsel in default and workout situations.

Cristy’s experience includes a wide variety of financings, including fixed rate and a full range of multi-modal rate structures, taxable and tax-exempt bonds, public offerings, private placements and direct purchase arrangements. Cristy also has significant experience in transactions involving interest rate swaps. She negotiates regularly with credit banks, swap providers, bond insurers, and direct purchasers in matters relating to tax-exempt finance. Cristy also advises clients regarding continuing disclosure obligations, compliance with bond covenants and other post-issuance compliance matters.

Before entering private practice, she served as a law clerk with the Honorable W. Eugene Davis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Numerous nonprofit hospitals and hospital systems — representation in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt bonds and related transactions, including public debt offerings and direct purchases, interest rate mode conversions, letter of credit substitutions, interest rate swaps, and continuing disclosure obligations

Large private university — served as bond counsel in connection with taxable and tax-exempt bonds and commercial paper programs

Private non-profit high school — served as bond counsel in connection with a combination tax-exempt and taxable financing to finance expansion of its campus

Economic development corporation — representation as issuer’s counsel and bond counsel in connection with numerous tax-exempt financings of industrial development projects and solid waste disposal projects

Multiple Texas electric cooperatives — representation in connection with loans from CoBank and CFC

Publications and Speeches

“Handbook of Municipal Bonds,” (co-author) Chapter on The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015.

Credentials

Education

Louisiana State University Law Center,
J.D.
1999
order of the coif, salutatorian
The University of Texas at Austin,
B.A.
1992

Bar Admissions

Texas
Louisiana

Affiliations

National Association of Bond Lawyers
Houston Bar Association
Texas Bar Foundation
Fellow

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Women in the Fast Lane of STEM
Role Model Honoree
The BTI Consulting Group
BTI Client Service All-Star
2012
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Star, 2006 - 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Law Clerk
Louisiana State University Law Center
Louisiana Law Review
Articles Editor

Events

Past Events