Nationally recognized with over 130 years of experience and exceptional service.
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. Our experience and exemplary, high-quality client service have earned us recognition as one of the foremost public finance law firms in the country. We provide innovative thinking and problem solving tailored to each client's unique needs to deliver optimal results.
We are consistently ranked among the top public finance practices nationally.
The Firm’s public finance lawyers have extensive experience nationwide representing the full range of governmental and quasi-governmental issuers, special purpose entities, tax-exempt organizations and other entities and financial institutions, serving as:
Locke Lord’s public finance lawyers are active in many states across the country, and our clients include virtually every type of issuer in the municipal bond market, ranging from states, cities and towns to numerous other governmental entities and conduit issuers and borrowers, including educational and health care institutions and waste disposal companies. The Firm’s Public Finance Practice Group has one of the largest bond counsel practices in the country.
Each year, Locke Lord is an integral participant in hundreds of separate issues of tax-exempt bonds and notes totaling billions of dollars. This high volume of public finance work spans the full range of tax-exempt debt issues, including work with all different types of:
We are frequently asked to draft legislation relating to the establishment of governmental entities and the issuance of their debt. Members of the Firm also play a lead role in nationally organized efforts of bond lawyers and other industry participants to stay informed about and involved with changes in federal tax law, securities law and other aspects of the issuance of public debt, including the current Vice Chair and past Chair of the Tax Exempt Financing Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation and a past President of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
In recent years, the Firm has served as bond counsel to:
The Firm also served as underwriters’ counsel to: