Public Finance

Assisting public and municipal entities in financial transactions.

Earp Cohn P.C. has a solid history of representing municipal and public entities in simple and sophisticated public finance transactions.  Over the years, our lawyers have served as borrowers’ counsel, trustee counsel, and as underwriter’s counsel to many national investment institutions.

In general, we offer public finance services to a wide array of participants in a public finance transaction including:

  • Contractors and developers
  • Corporate fiduciaries
  • Financial institutions and financial advisors
  • Health care entities
  • Housing authorities
  • Insurance companies
  • Investment bankers and underwriters
  • Port authorities
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Special-purpose districts
  • State, county, and local agencies and municipalities

In our public finance practice, we strive to maintain productive, positive relationships with everyone involved in a particular transaction, including bond issuers and conduit agencies, while at the same time vigorously representing our clients’ interests.

The monetary scope of some of the projects we have been involved in range from $2 million up to $100 million. The projects can involve a host of financial vehicles and sources such as new money, refunding, general and special obligation bonds, revenue bonds, tax increment financing (TIFs), 501 (c)(3) bond financing, charter school financing, lease purchase transactions, pooled transactions, bond insurance, letters of credit, credit enhancement, exempt facility financing, rental housing bonds, private activity revenue bonds, and so on. Being creative and knowledgeable in the funding aspects of a public finance transaction is critical to making sure the deal goes through and is successful for all of the parties involved.

We have been involved in many projects with a public service purpose including:

  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Higher education
  • Housing, single and multi-family
  • Sewer and water
  • Solid waste