Awards & Recognitions

Locke Lord's Public Finance Team Ranked No. 1 in The Bond Buyer's H1 2022 Top Bond Counsel for Competitive Sales; Team Had Highest Number of Issues in Top 10

August 17, 2022

Locke Lord’s premier, nationally recognized Public Finance Practice Group was ranked No. 1 on The Bond Buyer’s list of top bond counsel in the nation for competitive sales during the first half of 2022, with 92 issues totaling $2.75 billion, the highest number of issues of any firm in the top 10. The team also ranked fifth in the nation on the Top Special Tax Counsel list, with two issues totaling $138.7 million.

Just a few of Locke Lord’s many recent notable bond counsel matters include:

  • Representing the State of New Hampshire Turnpike System in the issue of its approximately $90 million series 2022 revenue refunding bonds
  • Representing the New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank in its issuance of $125 million tax-exempt ‎2022 Series C municipal bonds‎
  • Representing the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the issuance of an $81 million municipal purpose loan ‎of 2022 bonds
  • Representing the City of Boston, Massachusetts, in its sale of approximately $335 million General Obligation Bonds, 2022 Series A
  • Representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in its sale of $300 million General Obligation Bonds Consolidated Loan of 2022, Series A and $350 million General Obligation Bonds Consolidated Loan of 2022, Series B

Locke Lord's Public Finance Practice Group has one of the largest bond counsel practices in the country. For more than 130 years, the Firm has been involved in the law of public borrowing and the federal tax and securities aspects of public debt obligations. The Firm’s public finance lawyers have 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 for governmental and quasi-governmental issuers, special purpose entities, tax-exempt organizations and other entities and financial institutions.