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Energy/Public Finance

As nationally-recognized "red book" bond counsel, our public finance attorneys meet our public and private sector clients' capital needs through creative public finance strategies. Given the increased tax and securities regulatory scrutiny of tax-exempt financings, participants in the tax-exempt bond market for public entities must have experienced counsel representing their interests in the planning and execution of tax-exempt transactions. Our attorneys serve in this capacity by providing counsel across a full range of critical issues, anticipating obstacles and finding solutions. We are also aware that strategic decision-making skills and community support are necessary for a project to succeed.

Our public finance attorneys serve as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, issuer's counsel, borrower's counsel, credit enhancer's counsel and derivatives counsel for both private and public sector clients. In addition, we assist clients in debt structurings with fixed and variable rate securities, conduit financings, public offerings and private placements. We are knowledgeable about various economic development programs, including tax increment financings (TIFs), new community authorities, joint economic development districts and zones (JEDDs and JEDZs), community reinvestment areas (CRAs), enterprise zones, and a variety of other incentive programs. We are able to provide energy-related clients with counsel on matters related to Ohio ethics laws, annexation, intergovernmental agreements, state and federal loans and grants, and constitutional and public law issues.