Public Finance

Our attorneys have collectively represented clients in public financing transactions that exceed $3 billion. These transactions include new money and refunding issues, defeasance of tax-exempt issues, conduit and direct issuer financings, rated and unrated issues, taxable and tax-exempt issues, revenue and general obligation financings, lease and loan transactions, credit and liquidity enhancement facilities, defaulted issues, and issues with fixed, variable, and convertible interest rate structures.

We are nationally recognized for experience in public finance. This experience, when linked with knowledge in Securities, Corporate, and Bankruptcy, enables us to provide consultation to our clients and to ensure that documents are created to fit the deal.

Our public finance attorneys can draw upon their own experience and that of their colleagues to assist in reviewing or drafting legal documents for transactions that conform to the requirements of state and federal laws, that meet the requirements of rating agencies or insurance companies, and that are operationally functional—both now and for the foreseeable future.

We provide all services to structure a new issue of proposed public debt, organize the transaction so that it proceeds smoothly and closes on time, provide knowledgeable representation throughout all phases of the issuance until closing, and remain available for advice and consultation after the closing.

In furnishing these services, we utilize a “team” approach to provide the best representation and work product for the client in the most cost efficient manner to meet scheduling target dates. This approach involves representation by the most experienced members of our finance team in the more complex and sensitive matters, and the use of associates and paralegals with lower hourly billing rates in handling more routine matters.

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January 26, 2022

DFW Lawyers Fear Proposed SEC Regulations Could Trigger Noncompliance | Dallas Business Journal (Subscription Required)

On January 26, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments for its Form PF that would increase reporting requirements for hedge funds and private equity funds. In an interview with Dallas Business Journal, Michael Laussade shared insights on how the proposed amendments could make an already-challenging document more difficult for private investment funds.

August 15, 2017

BTI Lists Jackson Walker in Report on Firms with the Best Collaboration

Jackson Walker has been listed among firms with Leading Collaboration in a new report by BTI Consulting Group.

March 6, 2017
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