Public Finance

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
  • Utilities
  • 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.

  • Best Law Firms

U.S. News Awards Top-Tier Rankings to 46 Whiteford Practices, Including 18 Nationally

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms” has awarded the firm exemplary rankings for 2019.  Eighteen of the firm’s practices are ranked at the national level, including two practices with national Tier 1 rankings:  Litigation and Bankruptcy.  At the state level, an additional forty-six practices have been ranked in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and VA.

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Recognized as National Tier 1 by U.S. News and World Report

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.