WTP has extensive experience in the field of public finance as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, borrower's counsel, trustee's counsel and guarantor's counsel. This includes bond issues for:
- Industrial development
- Hospitals and health care institutions
- Continuing care retirement communities
- Universities, college and student housing
- Secondary schools
- Single- and multi-family housing
- Airports, ports, and public transportation systems
- Cultural and sports facilities
The primary attorneys in this practice area are listed in the Bond Buyer's Directory and are active members of the National Association of Bond Lawyers; they are experienced professionals who concentrate their practices in public finance and will contribute historical knowledge, practical, day-to-day experience and superb client service. Their aggregate experience includes substantial involvement in virtually all aspects of a busy and comprehensive public finance practice.
This includes significant experience with taxable and tax-exempt general obligation bonds, revenue bonds (including extensive experience with 501(c)(3) organizations), certificates of participation, liquidity facilities such as letters of credit and standby bond purchase agreements, credit enhancement, variable rate debt and auction rate debt, and both public offerings and private placements of rated and unrated debt.
The public finance practice also includes substantial experience with interest rate swaps and sophisticated investment arrangements involved in public finance transactions.
The 2017 edition of U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms” has awarded Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP exemplary ratings in its seventh annual rankings of law firms.
Twenty of the firm’s practices were ranked at the national level, as well as thirty-seven in Maryland, ten in Washington, D.C., and two in Roanoke, VA.
59 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2016, Eight Named as “Lawyers of the Year”
Fifty-nine lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 (copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.
U.S. News & World Report: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Once Again Ranked in More Practices than Any Other Firm in Maryland
Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP is very gratified to announce that the firm has once again received exemplary ratings in the fifth annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of law firms.
Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP is very gratified to announce that the firm has received exemplary ratings in the second annual U.S. News & World Report rankings of law firms. In Maryland, WTP was rated highly in 34 practice areas, more than any other firm in the state.