Steve Bolden

E. Steve Bolden II

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Steve Bolden focuses his practice on public finance matters and acts as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriters’ counsel on various matters. In his corporate and securities practice, he advises clients in the merger and acquisition of publicly traded and privately held companies, private equity transactions and nonprofit representations.

Steve is active in several community, civic and charitable activities. He served as a trustee of the Dallas Bar Foundation and Chair of the Business Law Section. Steve has also held leadership positions or served on the boards of the Dallas Bar Association, The Entrepreneurship Institute of Dallas, First Tee, Harmony Community Development Corporation, J.L. Turner Legal Association and the State Bar of Texas.

Steve Bolden focuses his practice on public finance matters and acts as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriters’ counsel on various matters. In his corporate and securities practice, he advises clients in the merger and acquisition of publicly traded and privately held companies, private equity transactions and nonprofit representations.

Steve is active in several community, civic and charitable activities. He served as a trustee of the Dallas Bar Foundation and Chair of the Business Law Section. Steve has also held leadership positions or served on the boards of the Dallas Bar Association, The Entrepreneurship Institute of Dallas, First Tee, Harmony Community Development Corporation, J.L. Turner Legal Association and the State Bar of Texas.

He has received presidential citations from the J.L. Turner Legal Association and Dallas Bar Association.

Steve’s representative experience includes:

  • Texas Public Finance Authority
    • Underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $249.8 million General Obligation and Refunding Bonds Taxable, Series 2021A; $582.3 million General Obligation and Refunding Bonds Taxable, Series 2021B; and $472.4 million General Obligation and Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2020 Underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $472.4 million General Obligation and Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2020
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
    • Disclosure counsel in connection with $206.3 million Joint Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021A (Non-AMT); $299.3 million Joint Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021B (Non-AMT); $706.2 Joint Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021C; $1.1 billion Joint Revenue Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2020C; $459.5 million Joint Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020B (Non-AMT); and $391.7 million Joint Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020A Disclosure counsel in connection with $1.1 billion Joint Revenue Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2020C; $459.5 million Joint Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020B (Non-AMT); and $391.7 million Joint Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020A
  • North Texas Tollway Authority
    • Bond counsel and disclosure counsel in connection with $402.1 million First Tier Taxable Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021A and $446 million Second Tier Taxable Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021B Bond counsel and disclosure counsel in connection with the issuance of $192.1 million First Tier Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020A; $517.1 million First Tier Revenue Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2020B; and $52.7 million Second Tier Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020C
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2000
  • A.B., Government, Dartmouth College, 1995
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
      • Presidential Candidate (2012)
      • Board of Directors, Section Representative (2007–2010)
      • African American Lawyers Section Chair (2008–2009)
    • Member, Dallas Bar Foundation
      • Trustee (2016–2018)
      • Chair, Business Law Section (2017–2018)
      • Council (2016–2018)
      • Secretary-Treasurer (2003–2004)
    • Member, J.L. Turner Legal Association
      • Foundation Chair (2016)
      • President (2008)
    • Dallas Bar Association, Director (2008)
    • The Entrepreneur Institute of Dallas (2007)
    • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Diversity and Inclusion Champion, Texas Lawyer (2022)
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Star (2005–2009, 2011–2013)
    • Recipient, Presidential Citation, J.L. Turner Legal Association
    • Recipient, Presidential Citation, State Bar of Texas
    • Fellow, State Bar of Texas Foundation
    • Fellow, Dallas Bar Association Foundation
    • Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Community Leadership
    • Member, Dartmouth Entrepreneur Network
      • Texas Lead (2015)
    • Member, Dallas Urban Debate Alliance
      • Director (2015)
    • Member, Harmony Community Development Corporation
      • Board of Directors (2015)
    • First Tee, Dallas (2006)