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Locke Lord Public Finance Group Ranked Among Top Three Nationally for Bond Counsel for Competitive Deals by Thomson Reuters; 16th Overall in 2015

January 22, 2016

Locke Lord’s Public Finance Practice Group has been rated third nationally as bond counsel for competitive deals and 16th in overall national bond counsel in rankings released by Thomson Reuters. The Firm improved in overall rankings from last year’s National Rankings list where bond counsel for competitive deals and overall national bond counsel were placed fifth and 18th, respectively.

The Thomson Reuters 2015 National Rankings also ranked the Firm’s Public Finance team at fourth in the Northeast in regional rankings and 18th for underwriters’ counsel. The Firm’s Public Finance Practice Group is Co-Chaired by Stephanie Massey in the Boston office and Mike Schulman in the Dallas office.

In addition, Locke Lord placed sixth for bond counsel for single family housing including work for the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority over the past year. 

“I could not be more proud of our Public Finance Group, which continues to grow in its service to clients, in size and in recognition,” said Jerry Clements, Chair of Locke Lord. “With the merger of Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman just a year ago, the combined practice has increased its footprint, its breadth and its depth. We are grateful for the lawyers in the group who not only have excellent legal skills, but also work as a team to provide top-tier work for the clients and entities they represent.”

Locke Lord’s Public Finance Practice Group has one of the largest bond counsel practices in the country and over 125 years of involvement in the law of public borrowing and the federal tax and securities aspects of public debt obligations. The team has extensive experience nationwide serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriters’ counsel, issuer’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, bank counsel, special tax counsel and trustee’s counsel representing the full range of governmental and quasi-governmental issuers, special purpose entities, tax-exempt organizations and other entities and financial institutions.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of more than 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 125 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, public finance, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory and transactional teams.