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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.