Maynard Nexsen’s Public Finance Group operates at the crossroads of government, business and finance. With one of the largest public finance practice groups in the U.S., the firm offers the full complement of public finance services, including planning prior to a debt issue, guidance during financing, and ongoing post-issuance tax and securities compliance.

Clients seek our guidance and expertise to develop and secure innovative financing structures for all types of projects, and we tailor our services to efficiently meet their needs. Our clients include various governmental issuers, authorities and agencies, underwriters, conduit borrowers, developers, lenders, credit and/or liquidity facility providers and trustees.

We have experience in a wide variety of governmental and conduit bond transactions including general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, conduit bonds and installment contract/appropriation financings. We also have extensive experience in the tax aspects of public finance and post-issuance compliance matters, including, without limitation, arbitrage and rebate, private use, continuing disclosure, federal tax audits and remedial action. 

Our attorneys regularly handle matters involving:

  • Affordable housing
  • Airports and airport authorities
  • Arenas, stadiums and convention centers
  • Boards of education
  • Cities and counties
  • Colleges and universities
  • College and/or university housing, athletic and other facilities
  • Energy tax credits
  • Financial institutions
  • Governmental agencies
  • Healthcare
  • Highway and other surface transportation projects
  • Historic tax credits
  • Hospitals and other healthcare facilities
  • Industrial development bonds for diverse types of facilities
  • IRS audit and tax controversy
  • New markets tax credits
  • Non-profit and 501(c)(3) entities
  • Opportunity zone financing
  • Post-issuance compliance
  • Public and private educational facilities
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Retail and development districts
  • Retirement facilities
  • Single and multi-family housing facilities
  • State agencies
  • Swaps
  • Water and sewer boards and water/sewer projects

Members of our public finance team have opined about new money and refunding transactions, ranging from “plain vanilla” general obligation bonds to sophisticated asset securitizations, revenue bond financings, advance refunding transactions and pooled bond issues. The principal amount involved in these financings has ranged from a low of $35,000 for fire trucks to more than $2 billion for state and local government bond issuances.

The roles in which our Public Finance team members serve include:

  • Bank Counsel
  • Bond Counsel
  • Disclosure Counsel
  • Private Placement Counsel
  • Special Tax Counsel
  • Swaps/Derivatives Counsel
  • Underwriter's Counsel

Maynard Nexsen consistently earns the top tier "Leading Firm" distinction in the area of Banking and Finance: Public Finance by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and multiple attorneys in the group are recognized as Leading Individuals in this field. We also have multiple attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers in the areas of Public Finance, Project Finance, and Government Finance, and the U.S. News "Best Law Firms" listing consistently positions Maynard Nexsen in the top tiers on the National and Metropolitan levels.


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