Public finance

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Meet the team

The Norton Rose Fulbright public finance team collaborates with clients to help them achieve their aims in the municipal securities marketplace. Norton Rose Fulbright's municipal securities team annually ranks as one of the most active in the nation.

The Norton Rose Fulbright public finance team has extensive experience as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, special tax counsel and general counsel to issuers of tax-exempt obligations and as counsel to their underwriters, credit enhancers and liquidity providers.

Issuers of tax-exempt obligations look to the public finance lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright as bond, disclosure, and general counsel for:

  • states and territories
  • municipalities
  • counties
  • schools
  • public power systems
  • special purpose districts
  • correctional facilities
  • health care facilities
  • higher education facilities
  • student loans
  • housing
  • land development infrastructure
  • environmental facilities
  • economic and industrial development
  • special facilities: sports stadiums and convention centers

Awards

  • The Bond Buyer ranked us fifth in the nation as bond counsel in 2012, helping to issue $12.86 billion par amount of bonds in 369 issues. (The Bond Buyer, January 2012)
  • The Bond Buyer ranked us fifth in the nation as underwriter's counsel in 2012, helping to issue $11.23 billion par amount of bonds in 317 issues. (The Bond Buyer, January 2012)
  • The Bond Buyer ranked us 11th in the nation as disclosure counsel in 2012, helping to issue $2.34 billion par amount of bonds in 99 issues. (The Bond Buyer, January 2012)
  • The Bond Buyer ranked us second in Texas as bond counsel in 2012, helping to issue $9.42 billion par amount of bonds in 287 issues. (The Bond Buyer, January 2012)
  • The Bond Buyer ranked us fourth in California as bond counsel in 2012, helping to issue $1.61 billion par amount of bonds in 50 issues. (The Bond Buyer, January 2012)
  • The Bond Buyer ranked us ninth in Colorado as bond counsel in 2012, helping to issue $27.8 million par amount of bonds in 2 issues. (The Bond Buyer, January 2012)
  • The Bond Buyer ranked us seventh in New York as bond counsel in 2012, helping to issue $1.22 billion par amount of bonds in 25 issues. (The Bond Buyer, January 2012)
  • The Bond Buyer ranked us fourth in New Mexico as bond counsel in 2012, helping to issue $75 million par amount of bonds in 1 issue. (The Bond Buyer, January 2012)
  • The Bond Buyer ranked us fifth in Nebraska as bond counsel in 2012, helping to issue $432 million par amount of bonds in 2 issues. (The Bond Buyer, January 2012)
  • Best Lawyer's listed 13 of our lawyers as “Best Lawyers” in the public finance service area. (Best Lawyers, 2012)
  • The Best Law Firms rankings by the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers listed us as a national leader in Public Finance for 2013.
  • We served as Underwriter's counsel for the City of Midland in a transaction with the Midland County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1 which was recognized by The Bond Buyer as 2012 Deal of the Year for the Southwest Region. The $196 million project will provide a long term water solution for the City of Midland.
  • Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) was chosen as The Bond Buyer's 2012 Deal of the Year for the Far West Region, for its $191 million issuance of Measure Q Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2011A. Norton Rose Fulbright served as Disclosure Counsel to SMART, which issued the Bonds using an innovative structure involving escrowed proceeds and a mandatory tender feature in order to counter a pending voter initiative seeking to repeal the Measure Q sales tax backing the Bonds.