Public Financing of Higher Education

We have extensive experience in the field of public finance as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, borrower's counsel, trustee's counsel and guarantor's counsel. Our attorneys, listed in the Bond Buyer's Directory and active members of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, have worked extensively with higher education institutions in public financing transactions.

This includes significant experience with taxable and tax-exempt bonds, revenue bonds [primarily 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 group also includes substantial experience with interest rate swaps and sophisticated investment arrangements involved in public finance transactions. Of particular note is the extensive experience of our attorneys on privatized student housing projects.