Jonathan Guz

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Los Angeles
United States
T:+1 213 892 9304
Los Angeles
United States
T:+1 213 892 9304
Jonathan Guz

Jonathan Guz

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Biography

Jonathan Guz joined the Los Angeles office in 2008. As an associate, he works in public finance law. Since joining, Jonathan has assisted clients in various finance transactions including general obligation bonds, tax allocation bonds and revenue bonds financings, conduit 501(c)(3) financings, tax and revenue anticipation notes and certificates of participation.

Jonathan has assisted as special counsel to domestic and foreign banks providing liquidity and credit support for municipal and nonprofit financings. Jonathan also has substantial experience with 501(c)(3) organizations. In addition, Jonathan has experience serving as counsel to public and private utilities in connection with matters relating to finance and acquisitions. Jonathan has experience working with lenders, bidders and underwriters in connection with public-private partnership infrastructure transactions.


Professional experience

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JD, University of Southern California Law School, 2008
BA cum laude, Finance, University of Miami, 2005

During law school, Jonathan participated in the Hale Moot Court Honors program. He was admitted to practice law in California in 2008.

  • California State Bar

His recent significant matters include:

  • Serving as Bond Counsel to the City of Pasadena in connection with the refunding of its City of Pasadena (Electric Utility) Refunding Bonds;
  • Serving as Bond Counsel to Silicon Valley Power (City of Santa Clara) in connection with the replacement of a credit facility;
  • Representing one of the short-listed bidders for a concession to design, build, and finance managed lanes along the US 36 corridor connecting Denver and Boulder, Colorado and operate and maintain the US 36 managed lanes and the I-25 Express Lanes;
  • Representing the lenders and underwriters supporting one of the short-listed bidders in connection with its bid to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new toll bridge across the Ohio River connecting Clark County, Indiana and Jefferson County, Kentucky as part of the Ohio River Bridges project;
  • Representing acquiring party in the preliminary stages of the proposed acquisition of a portfolio of energy generating facilities;
  • Serving as Bond Counsel, Underwriter's Counsel and Disclosure Counsel for school districts, community college districts, hospital districts, cities, counties, joint powers authorities (JPAs) and other public agencies;
  • Assisting in representing major investment banking firms in structuring, marketing and selling tax-exempt and taxable bonds for utilities, education and general government purposes, both within and outside of California;
  • Assisting in representing utility and water districts throughout California in financing extensions and improvements to public systems;
  • Serving as bank counsel to domestic banks in connection with substitution of credit and liquidity facility;
  • Serving as bond and disclosure counsel to nonprofit organizations in connection with tax-exempt financings for educational facilities;
  • Serving as bond and disclosure counsel to city in connection with the issuance of Build America Bonds and lease revenue tax-exempt bonds 
  • Southern California Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017
  • Co-Author with Russ Trice,  "New Municipal Legislation Circulating in Congress - Recent Hearings Reveal Market Enthusiasm," California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, Mininews, June 2009.
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers