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Locke Lord LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Routinely acts as bond, underwriter's and disclosure counsel across the full spectrum of  public financing matters. Held in particularly high regard for the depth of its expertise in the issuance of municipal, tax-exempt and industrial bonds to finance large development projects. The Florida team is further complemented by the firm's nationwide public finance offering.

Work highlights

Acted as counsel to J.P. Morgan on a forward delivery agreement with the City of Miami, ensuring low-interest tax-exempt rates on Cinderella bonds.

Notable practitioners

Mark-David Adams is a highly respected public finance lawyer. He frequently serves as bond counsel for various municipalities, and has a particular expertise in derivative products.

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Overview

Locke Lord’s Public Finance Practice is a premier, nationally-recognized practice, with over 130 years of involvement in the law of public borrowing and the federal tax and securities aspects of public debt obligations. Our experience and exemplary, high-quality client service have earned us recognition as one of the foremost public finance law firms in the country.‎

  • Locke Lord was ranked No. 4 Top Bond Counsel for competitive issues in The Bond Buyer’s 2020 Top Bond Counsel rankings with 153 issues totaling $3.21 billion.
  • The Firm was also ranked No. 8 on the Top Underwriter’s Counsel List for 2020 with 104 issues totaling $10.38 billion.
  • In The Bond Buyer’s 2020 Northeast Yearend Review, the Public Finance team achieved multiple Top Bond Counsel rankings, including: No. 1 in RI, No. 2 in Mass. and NH, No. 5 in Maine and No. 8 in the region.

The Firm’s public finance lawyers have extensive experience nationwide representing the full range of governmental and quasi-governmental issuers, special purpose entities, tax-exempt organizations and other entities and financial institutions, serving as:

  • Bond counsel
  • Underwriters’ counsel
  • Disclosure counsel
  • Issuer’s counsel
  • Borrower’s counsel
  • Bank counsel
  • Special tax counsel
  • Trustee’s counsel

Banking & Finance

Locke Lord LLP

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Location

777 South Flagler Drive

West Palm Beach

Florida

USA

FL 33401

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Public Finance


Mark-David Adams
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