Fred Chevalier advises clients in a broad range of public finance and economic development projects and related financings.
Fred works extensively with economic development and municipal bonds and with the firm’s economic development consulting arm, Jones Walker Consulting, LLC. He concentrates on foreign direct investment, economic development incentives packages, legal site selection issues, payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreements, other statutory benefit programs, tax increment financing, special tax districts, tax sharing tax credits, and cooperative endeavor agreements.
Fred has served as bond counsel to the State of Louisiana and its agencies, public corporations, political subdivisions, and public trusts, including five statewide issuers of tax-exempt bonds. He has served as a technical legal adviser in numerous public finance measures adopted by congress and the Louisiana State Legislature.
Fred previously served as assistant attorney general for public finance for the State of Louisiana and chief of the Public Finance Section, where he represented the Louisiana State Treasury Department and the State Bond Commission as bond counsel. Fred was later appointed assistant state treasurer, and was responsible for the investment of state funds. He also served as in-house counsel to the Louisiana State Treasurer's Office and the State Bond Commission.