Awards & Recognitions

Locke Lord Ranked 2020 No. 4 Top Bond Counsel for Competitive Sales and No. 8 Top Underwriter's Counsel Nationally by The Bond Buyer, With Multiple Northeast Rankings

March 5, 2021

Locke Lord was ranked No. 4 on The Bond Buyer’s list of Top Bond Counsel in the nation for competitive sales in 2020, with 153 issues totaling $3.21 billion, and No. 8 on the Top Underwriter’s Counsel list, with 104 issues totaling $10.38 billion. The Firm also ranked among top bond counsel in the Northeast, with numerous rankings, including: No. 1 in R.I., No. 2 in Mass. and N.H., No. 5 in Maine and No. 8 in the region.

Locke Lord’s recent notable Public Finance matters include representing the North Texas Tollway Authority in its issuance of tax-exempt and taxable System Revenue Refunding Bonds totaling $761.96 million; serving as co-bond counsel on Texas’ Forney Independent School District’s issuance of $101.260 million Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2021A; representing PureCycle Technologies in the financing of an Ohio waste polypropylene recycling plant financed with three series of exempt facility revenue bonds in the aggregate amount of $250 million; representing the Town of Hingham, Mass., in the issuance of $111.18 million General Obligation Water Bonds, Series 2020, to purchase the privately owned Hingham Water Company; acting as bond counsel for the issuance of $83.01 million Massachusetts Development Finance Agency Revenue Bonds, Southcoast Health System Obligated Group Issue, Series G (2021), and acting as special counsel to RIHousing in the negotiated sale of $82 million of multifamily development bonds.

Locke Lord's Public Finance Practice Group is a premier, nationally recognized public finance practice, with over 130 years of involvement in the law of public borrowing and the federal tax and securities aspects of public debt obligations. The team’s experience and exemplary, high-quality client service have earned Locke Lord recognition as one of the foremost public finance law firms in the country.