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Womble Carlyle serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and bank/credit provider counsel. Our Public Finance practice is staffed by six attorneys and one paralegal whose practices are dedicated solely to the area of public finance.
Our Public Finance Group has more than 75 years of combined experience in public finance practice. Our Public Finance Group serves the entire State of North Carolina, and we also serve as underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and bank counsel in various other states within our firm’s footprint. For several years, Womble Carlyle has been ranked as the number one bond counsel firm in North Carolina by The Bond Buyer, a daily newspaper focusing on municipal finance. All members of our Public Finance Group are active members of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
Our public finance attorneys have been involved in transactions utilizing nearly every type of public finance structure, including:
Our experience covers tax-exempt and taxable financings for all types of public projects, including schools, courthouses, jails, municipal buildings, stadiums, water and sewer improvements, airports, hospitals, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC’s) and college and university projects.
The members of our Public Finance group are well-versed in the state laws, securities laws and federal tax laws relating to tax-exempt bonds and have extensive experience in drafting all of the various bond documents, offering and underwriting documents, and credit and liquidity support documents relating to public finance transactions. We also provide various services to our clients with respect to post-issuance tax and securities compliance, Form 990 Schedule K matters and Internal Revenue Service audits and inquiries.
In addition, our public finance attorneys have been involved with the drafting of practically all North Carolina legislation dealing with public finance matters over the past several years and have worked closely with the State Treasurer’s office, the North Carolina General Assembly and the North Carolina Local Government Commission on numerous public finance and related matters.
Representative public finance clients include:
As Bond Counsel
As Underwriter’s/Bank Counsel
As Borrower’s Counsel