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Locke Lord Public Finance Group Ranked Among Top 10 by American Lawyer’s Corporate Scorecard for Bond Counsel

April 8, 2016

Locke Lord's Public Finance Practice Group has been ranked 10th in the United States for bond counsel, according to rankings published in the American Lawyer 2016 Corporate Scorecard. The ranking, determined by number of bond counsel deals closed in 2015, is the first appearance for Locke Lord in the Top 10 in a number of years and a testament to the team’s top-tier work and growth.

The Corporate Scorecard rankings follow the impressive showing for the Public Finance group on the Thomson Reuters 2015 National Rankings where the group was ranked third nationally as bond counsel for competitive deals and 16th nationally as bond counsel overall, based on the total dollar amount of bond counsel deals.

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.

The Firm’s Public Finance Practice Group is Co-Chaired by Stephanie Massey in the Boston office and Mike Schulman in the Dallas office.


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.