Robert D. Dransfield

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 214 855 8068
United States
T:+1 214 855 8068
Robert D. Dransfield

Robert D. Dransfield



Bob Dransfield has over 40 years of experience representing clients as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, issuer's, user's and trustee's counsel and credit enhancer's counsel in a wide variety of public and private activity financings.

Some of the financed projects include traditional infrastructure improvements, toll roads, airports, stadiums and convention centers, private manufacturing facilities, multifamily and single family housing projects, hospitals and other health care projects. Bob has participated in the refunding and restructuring of previously issued debt, including the drafting of all necessary documents, analysis of state and federal laws and applicable tax and securities provisions, processing through state and federal regulatory bodies and delivery of appropriate opinions.

Professional experience

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JD, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1976
BA, Psychology, University of Texas, 1973

Bob was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1976.

  • Texas State Bar
  • Water and waste water infrastructure
  • Electric utility system infrastructure
  • New construction and renovations, and refundings
    • City and county financings
    • School districts financings
    • University system financings
    • Healthcare financings - including continuing care and retirement facilities (CCRC)
  • Housing
    • Single family
    • Multifamily
  • Transportation
  • Lawyer of the Year, Dallas: Public Finance Law, Best Lawyers, 2014, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2010 - 2021
  • Best Lawyers - Public Finance Law, Best Lawyers, 2022 - 2023
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2012 - 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2012 - 2018
  • Co Author, "Texas Public Finance Legislative Review – 82nd Session", The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski - Public Finance, September 9, 2011
  • Co Author, "Texas Public Finance Legislative Review - 81st Session", The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski - Public Finance, July 2009

Bob is a frequent speaker and panelist on public finance topics.

  • American College of Bond Counsel-Fellow
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Government Finance Officers Association of Texas
  • Texas Public Power Association and the Texas Municipal League
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Salesmanship Club of Dallas
  • Center for BrainHealth-Advisory Board
  • Catch up and Read-Boardmember
  • Center for Education and Research, Dallas Metrocare-Advisory Committee 
  • Highland Park Independent School District, Board of Trustees, 1993-2002, President, 1998-2002