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Glenn Opel currently chairs the firm's public finance department. Over the past 25 years, Glenn has worked alongside virtually every kind of governmental entity on state and local government finance matters, including traditional municipal finance, tax increment finance, and public improvement districts. His comprehensive practice focuses on public finance, infrastructure and transportation development, and public/private partnerships. His knowledge of traditional and highly structured project finance conduit transactions assist his clients in all types of industries, including state agencies, transportation entities and regional mobility authorities, cities, counties, school districts, airports, higher education, river and port authorities, public/private partnerships, industrial development, and special districts. In addition to acting as bond and disclosure counsel, Glenn represents national and regional investment banking firms as underwriter’s counsel and letter of credit bank counsel in public finance transactions.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Alamo Regional Mobility Authority — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $62.1 Senior Lien Vehicle Registration Fee Revenue Bonds, Series 2016 and $52.3 million Junior Lien Vehicle Registration Fee Revenue Bonds, Series 2016

Travis County, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $14 million of State Highway System Bonds, Series 2016; $42 million of Certificates of Obligations, Series 2016; $8.8 million of Permanent Improvement Bonds, Series 2016; $25.1 million of Unlimited Tax Road Bonds, Series 2016; $93 million of Limited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2016A; $14 million of State Highway System Bonds, Series 2016; and $27.7 million of Unlimited Tax Road Bonds, Series 2015

Round Rock Independent School District — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $96 million of Unlimited Tax School Building and Refunding Bonds, Series 2016; $74.9 million of Variable Rate Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2015; $90.6 million of Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2016; $60 million of Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2015; and $67 million of Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2015

Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $358 million Senior Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016 and $298.7 million of Senior Lien Revenue Bonds, Series 2015A; and $68.7 million of Senior Lien Revenue and Refunding Put Bonds, Series 2015B

 

Board of Regents of The University of Texas System — bond counsel to issure in connection with $175 million of Permanent University Fund Commercial Paper Notes, Series A [2016] and $272.3 million of Permanent University Fund Bonds, Series 2016B

City of Austin, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $249.1 million of Water and Wastewater System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015A; $282.4 million of Water and Wastewater System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2013A; and $143.7 million of Rental Car Special Facility Revenue Bonds, Taxable Series 2013

Bexar County, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $248.4 million of Limited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2016 and $101.7 million of Flood Control Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2016

Taylor Independent School District — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $33 million of Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2016

City of Waco, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $82.9 million of Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligations, Series 2016 and $29.4 million of General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2016

North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority — underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $987.9 million of System First Tier Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016A

City of Austin, Texas — underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $244.4 million of Airport System Revenue Bonds, Series 2014 (AMT); $44 million of Certificates of Obligation, Series 2016; $22.5 million of Public Property Finance Contractual Obligations, Series 2016; $12 million of Public Improvement Bonds, Taxable Series 2016; $8.7 million of Certificates of Obligation, Taxable Series 2016; and $98.3 million of Public Improvement and Refunding Bonds, Series 2016

North Texas Tollway Authority — underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $987.9 million of System First Tier Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016A

Midlothian Independent School District — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $48.9 million of Variable Rate Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2013-C and $19 million of Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2014

City of San Antonio, Texas — underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $235 million of Electric and Gas Systems Revenue Bonds New Series 2015

City of Lewisville, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $8.6 million of Tax Notes, Series 2016; $15.3 million of General Obligation Refunding and Improvements Bonds, Series 2016; and $10.9 million of Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2016

Bell County WCID No. 1 — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $32.4 million of Sanitary Sewer Water System Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2014

Texas Transportation Commission — underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $973.7 million of State of Texas General Obligation Mobility Fund Refunding Bonds, Series 2014

Bell County WCID No. 1 — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $50 million of Water System Revenue Bonds, Series 2014

Belton Independent School District — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $6.4 million of Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2016

Credentials

Education

The University of Texas School of Law,
J.D.
1989
The University of Texas at Austin,
B.B.A.
1984

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

American College of Bond Counsel
Fellow; Board Member, 2017 - 2020
Travis County Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers

News

News

Local districts refinance bonds ahead of federal tax reform

December 5, 2017
Outlet Name: Temple Daily Telegram Online

The Best Lawyers in America Recognize 74 Bracewell Attorneys

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

Four Bracewell Attorneys Named 2013 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers

September 11, 2012
Best Lawyers, Woodward White, Inc.

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Eighty-Eight Bracewell Attorneys

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

Briefcase

January 5, 2012
San Antonio Express-News

Vinson & Elkins to exit Public Finance

December 14, 2011
Bond Buyer Online, The

V&E’s Public Finance Group Moves To Bracewell

December 13, 2011
The Texas Lawbook

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Woodward White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
2006 - 2018; Austin Lawyer of the Year, Public Finance Law, 2013, 2018
National Association of Bond Lawyers Bond Attorneys' Workshop
Steering Committee, 1998 - 2000
City of Austin, Texas
Commissioner, Water and Wastewater Commission, 1996 - 1997
The University of Texas School of Law
Texas Law Review
Associate Editor