Awards & Recognitions

Locke Lord’s Public Finance Team Ranked No. 5 in The Bond Buyer's H1 2023 Top Bond Counsel for Competitive Sales

August 23, 2023

Locke Lord’s premier, nationally recognized Public Finance Practice Group was ranked No. 5 on The Bond Buyer’s list of top bond counsel in the nation for competitive sales during the first half of 2023, with 54 issues totaling $1.3 billion. The Firm also secured some impressive regional top bond counsel rankings in The Bond Buyer’s Northeast Midyear Review, including: No. 2 in Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island, No. 3 in New Hampshire and No. 7 in the Northeast.

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

  • City of Boston, Massachusetts, in its sale of approximately $350 million General Obligation Bonds, 2022 Series A
  • Williams College in connection with the issuance of the ‎‎$99.7 million Massachusetts Development ‎Finance Agency Revenue Bonds, Williams College Issue, ‎Series 2023‎
  • City of Worcester, Massachusetts, in its $84.5 million General Obligation Municipal Purpose Loan of 2023 Bonds
  • City of Somerville, Massachusetts, in its $34.2 million General Obligation Municipal Purpose Loan of 2023 Bonds
  • State of New Hampshire in its $70 million General Obligation Capital Improvement Bonds, 2023 Series A and ‎‎‎‎‎‎$16.25 million ‎General Obligation Refunding Bonds, 2023 Series B‎
  • City of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in its $27.7 million General Obligation State Qualified Municipal Purpose Loan of 2023
  • Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation Higher Education Facility in connection with its issuance of $112.4 Revenue Bonds, Providence College Issue, Series 2023

Locke Lord's Public Finance Practice Group has one of the largest bond counsel practices in the country. For more than 135 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.