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.