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He guides clients through a broad range of public finance transactions, serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, bank counsel and borrower’s counsel.
Jon is a public finance attorney with experience serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and bank counsel in financings for local governments, hospitals, universities, colleges, private schools, continuing care retirement communities and other authorities and organizations. Jon has experience in a variety of tax-exempt and taxable public finance transactions, including general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, certificates of participation and limited obligation bonds. Jon has worked extensively with the Local Government Commission of North Carolina, the North Carolina Medical Care Commission, the North Carolina Capital Facilities Finance Agency and the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina.
In 2014, Jon received the Triangle Business Journal's 40 under 40 award recognizing professionals in the Triangle under the age of 40 for their contributions to their organizations and to the community. In 2012 and 2013, Jon was listed as a “Rising Star” in Bonds and Government Finance in North Carolina by SuperLawyers magazine.
The following are a few of Jon’s representative experiences:
In addition to his public finance practice, Jon has represented veterans seeking disability benefits on a pro bono basis and coordinates semi-annual fundraisers for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for the Firm’s Raleigh office.
Finance, Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
Law Clerk, University of Tennessee Office of General Counsel, 2003-2005; Summer Associate, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, 2004; Summer Associate, Ward and Smith, P.A., 2004.
Research Assistant, UNC School of Medicine, Social Construction of Benefit in Gene Transfer Research project, 2001-2002; Legislative Correspondent, U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre, 2000-2001.