The firm draws on a deep bench of experienced attorneys to expertly handle financings across the full gamut of sectors….

Chambers USA, 2024

Market-Leading Public Finance Practice

Our nationally recognized public finance practice is one of the largest and most experienced in the United States. We provide advice on major public financings throughout Texas and across the nation. Year over year, we rank among the leading public finance practices based on the number of deals and their size. In its 2023 Municipal Market Analysis, Refinitiv nationally ranked us:

  • #9 Bond Counsel
  • #9 Disclosure Counsel
  • #10 Underwriter’s Counsel
  • #15 Special Tax Counsel

U.S. News – Best Lawyers© has honored us as a national Tier 1 law firm for public finance law every year since 2013, and we are ranked as a Band 1 firm in Texas in Chambers USA.

Such recognitions illustrate the depth of our experience, as well as the continued trust that our public finance clients put in us.

Our lawyers are highly adept in assisting clients with traditional and highly structured project finance conduit transactions involving airports, tollways, housing, industrial development, hospitals and healthcare facilities, retirement and nursing care facilities, higher education, private and public secondary schools, cultural and arts organizations, sports facilities, not-for-profit organizations, water and waste disposal facilities and state agencies.

We provide timely information on trends and challenges, in-depth understanding of state and federal laws, and insight into managing municipal challenges. We work with all types of public and private entities and understand the complexities inherent in providing bond, disclosure and tax counsel to issuers, underwriters, trustees, third-party credit providers and borrowers.

The diversity and depth of our team helps ensure that our clients receive the benefits of innovative best practices on every transaction. We structure finance options for our clients, such as traditional fixed rate new money transactions or complex project financings. We also help issuers take advantage of tax-exempt or tax-advantaged debt. We help configure tax-advantaged debt, address post-issuance compliance matters and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) examinations, secure IRS rulings, and advocate for regulatory and legislative rule changes.

Our lawyers hold leadership roles within the industry, including with the American College of Bond Counsel (ACBC), National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) and Women in Public Finance. In addition, 11 members of our public finance team are ACBC fellows.

Public Finance