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W. Ronald Stout

Senior Counsel
Office

Pittsburgh

One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Fax: 412.394.2555
Practice Areas
Banking & FinancePublic Finance
Areas of Emphasis
Commercial & Real Estate Finance
Industries
BankingInvestment Management
Education
J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1974
B.S., Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 1969
State Bar Licenses
Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Pennsylvania
Membership
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
Past President, Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Past Chair, Municipal and School Solicitors Section, Allegheny County Bar Association
Fellow, Allegheny County Bar Foundation

W. Ronald Stout

Senior Counsel

W. Ronald Stout has successfully served governmental, industrial and nonprofit clients as Bond Counsel in hundreds of millions of dollars of bond financings for over forty years.  Ron has acted as Bond Counsel to school districts, specialized schools, water and sewer authorities, a turnpike commission, industrial and commercial development authorities, colleges, universities, retirement communities, counties, cities, boroughs and townships with their bond financings.  He has also served both governmental and nonprofit entities as their regular counsel giving him a unique perspective into the business, functions and needs of those entities.  In addition to serving as Bond Counsel, Ron has served bond underwriters as Underwriter’s Counsel.  Such experience enables Ron to consummate a bond financing within the time and cost expectations of his bond financing clients.  Bond financings, particularly refunding issues, require that the transaction be consummated within certain time constraints.  Ron has met these client time constraints on a consistent and cost-effective basis.  Additionally, he has served as a past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers.

Publications/Presentations

  • “New Filing Requirements – Continuing Disclosure Obligations,” Communiqué, September 2009.
  • Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law presented to the Allegheny County Industrial Development Authority, Allegheny County Higher Education Building Authority, Allegheny County Industrial Development Authority and Allegheny County Residential Finance Authority Managers, December 2008.
  • "North Pocono Taxpayers Association Case: Debt Act Challenges," UPDATE (Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers), December 1993.
Experiences
Panelist on Tax-Exempt Financing for the Pennsylvania Economic Development Association
Served as Bond Counsel or Special Counsel on millions of dollars of Industrial Development Financings
Testified before State Senate Committees on Industrial Development Financing
Served as lead Bond Counsel, Special Counsel, or Underwriter’s Counsel in hundreds of millions of dollars of general obligation, water and sewer revenue, solid waste, parking facilities, and 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporations financings
Participated as Bond Counsel or Special Counsel in manufacturing, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporations, and solid waste industrial development financings
Represented a county industrial development authority in connection with co-generation facility financings
Served as Bond Counsel for one of the first bond financings in Pennsylvania under the Transportation Partnership Act, the proceeds of which were used for an interchange project
Served as solicitor to an industrial development authority and a water authority, rendering advice thereto on all matters including general contracts and procurement issues, rate matters, Sunshine and Ethics Acts, investment powers, project financing, and employee benefit matters
Reviewed tax-exempt equipment leases on behalf of municipal entity-lessees
Represented various counties in connection with the sale of county nursing homes
Represented a county in connection with the sale and transfer of delinquent real estate tax receivables
Participated in tax increment financing (TIF) and local economic revitalization tax assistance (LERTA) financing
Served as counsel to municipalities and municipal authorities on Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (Pennvest) financings
Represents a national certifying nonprofit corporation and, in connection therewith, has handled leasing matters, by-laws interpretation and other governance issues, vendor contracts, joint venture arrangements, misrepresentation of certification issues, and decertification procedures
Represented a county-wide library association and in connection therewith has handled Board member conflict of interest matters, corporate governance and by-laws interpretation issues and analysis of the state Library Code
Represented commercial lenders in tax-exempt financing transactions and, in connection therewith, prepared and/or reviewed term sheets, commitment letters, loan agreements, security agreements, and reviewed title matters
Represented a Fortune 500 corporation in connection with the sale of a multi-million dollar manufacturing facility
Prepared or reviewed numerous facility leases on behalf of a national retail corporation
Represented small to mid-sized corporations
Represented buyers and sellers in Stock and Asset Acquisition Transactions

Represented nonprofit corporations, incorporated the entities, and obtained favorable IRS Determination Letters

Represented a corporate trustee in a State Higher Education Facility Financing