Best & Flanagan


Business Law: Public Finance

Our attorneys are recognized as innovative leaders in tax-exempt and taxable governmental bond financings. We seek practical answers to the often technical and obscure legal and tax issues involved in public finance. We are appreciated by our clients for our ability to work together toward the common goal of a successful project financing. We value the continuing relationships we have built with the issuers, underwriters, developers/borrowers, bankers, non-profit organizations, Native American tribes and trustees, all of with whom with which we work in the public finance community. We are called upon to serve as:

  • Bond counsel
  • Issuer’s counsel
  • Company/Borrower’s counsel
  • Lender’s counsel
  • Trustee’s counsel

Our attorneys advise clients on reorganizing borrowers, restructuring outstanding debt and/or facilitating other workout solutions. We provide legal counsel pertaining to utilizing governmental incentive and development programs. We advise on debt issuance for project acquisition, construction and improvement for both tax-exempt and taxable structures. We assist investment bankers and issuers in connection with public offerings of bonds or notes and in the private placement of loans. We also assist banks serving as bond or note trustee in financings for various types of projects. A sampling of our experience includes:

  • Tax exempt leasing
  • Governmental tax and revenue bonds
  • Private activity revenue bonds
  • Multifamily housing revenue bonds
  • 501(c)(3) projects
  • Charter school bonds
  • Native American loans
  • Restructuring and workouts
  • Off balance sheet 501(c)(3) conduit financings