Clark Hill’s Public Finance team routinely serves as counsel to some of the largest investment banking institutions in the country in connection with the underwriting of municipal securities. We regularly provide advice as underwriter’s counsel on a variety of transactions, ranging from traditional general obligation bond and revenue bond offerings, to more complex financing structures involving special assessments and tax increments. Our breadth of experience makes us uniquely qualified to provide the highest level of service.
In our role as underwriters’ counsel, Clark Hill’s Public Finance team prepares disclosure materials for public offerings and limited offerings of both taxable and tax-exempt securities. We work with all participants in the transaction to ensure that all offering materials are prepared and disseminated in accordance with applicable federal and state securities laws. We draft and negotiate bond purchase agreements, continuing disclosure agreements and remarketing agreements. We also provide clients with negative assurance letters and opinion letters concerning the adequacy of the disclosure materials under federal law, as well as blue sky memoranda relating to compliance with state securities laws.
Clark Hill takes our obligations as underwriters’ counsel very seriously. We work as a fully integrated member of the financing team at each stage of a transaction in order to protect the interests of our underwriter clients and identify and resolve potential problems and compliance issues.
Our Public Finance team takes pride in being able to meet the specific needs of each client on every transaction and we continuously strive to provide our clients the highest level of service. Our experience on a wide range of transactions across a variety of market sectors allows us to provide insight and advice to our underwriter clients on the best ways to implement their overall policy objectives within the constraints of applicable law and with an eye to the conditions within the financial markets at any given time.
Clark Hill understands the needs of our underwriter clients and our Public Finance team members are always ready to and eager to assist our clients through each stage of every transaction, from the first conference call, through drafting, due diligence and pricing, and ultimately to a successful close.