Awards & Recognitions

Locke Lord's Public Finance Team Ranked 2021 No. 6 Top Bond Counsel for Competitive Sales and No. 13 Top Underwriter's Counsel Nationally by The Bond Buyer, With Numerous Top 5 Northeast Rankings

March 14, 2022

Locke Lord’s nationally recognized Public Finance Practice Group has again ranked among the leading public finance practices in the nation, ranking No. 6 on The Bond Buyer’s list of Top Bond Counsel for Competitive Sales, with 181 issues totaling more than $3 billion — the most issues of any firm in the Top 10 — and No. 13 on the Top Underwriter’s Counsel list, with 114 issues totaling $5.44 billion. The team also secured some impressive regional top bond counsel rankings in The Bond Buyer’s Northeast Yearend Review, including: No. 1 in Massachusetts and Vermont, No. 2 in New Hampshire, No. 3 in Rhode Island and No. 4 in the Northeast.

Just a few of Locke Lord’s recent notable public finance matters include representing the City of Quincy, Massachusetts, in its issuance of $475 million General Obligation Pension Bonds; acted as underwriters’ counsel for the $215 million Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority Toll and Vehicle Registration Fee revenue bonds; representing the North Texas Tollway Authority in its issuance of tax-exempt and taxable System Revenue and Refunding Bonds totaling $848 million; served as bond counsel for Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency Single Family Housing in its issuance of $70.86 million revenue bonds, Series 223; and served as bond counsel for the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, Bentley University Issue in two series of revenue bonds in the aggregate amount of approximately $93 million.

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.