Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer P.A.’s Public Finance Team has over 125 years of aggregate experience in all aspects of public finance issues. Attorneys in the firm’s Bond Department have acted as counsel to approximately 1200 separate public finance transactions totaling over $50 billion in aggregate principal amount. Attorneys in the Public Finance Practice Team represent issuers, underwriters, credit providers, trustees, and private beneficiaries in various types of tax exempt, tax-credit and taxable financings in various capacities as bond, issuer’s, underwriters’, tax, disclosure, credit provider’s, trustee’s, and special counsel.
QPWB’s Public Finance attorneys serve as bond counsel to state, county and municipal governments, their agencies and authorities. The firm serves as bond counsel for a wide range of bond issues, including general obligation bonds, government revenue bonds, industrial revenue bonds, tax, revenue, lease revenue financing, special district financings, and other types of private equity bonds.
Members of the Public Finance Group – Accomplishments:
National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) members
“Public Private Partnerships” annual workshop panel participants
Creation of the State & Local Government Bond Series (SLGS) Program for the Bureau of Public Debt
American College of Bond Counsel – Founding Member
National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) Distinguished Service Award
Participant in the development of innovative financing techniques such as Capital Appreciation Bonds (“zero coupon municipals”); Taxable Defeasances; Tender Option Bonds and Municipal Derivatives; and Grantor Trust Pooled Lease Financing, Public-Private Partnerships.
National and regional investment banking firms and institutional lenders engage us in connection with the underwriting and issuance of municipal securities to finance many traditional and nontraditional government projects.
QPWB attorneys assist clients through a myriad of complex financing decisions and assist in finding creative and innovative financing techniques. Our experience includes all areas of government finance including general obligation and revenue financings for municipalities, counties, schools, park districts, regional water and sewer districts. Our public finance transactions involve industrial and economic development, port authorities, health care, housing, education, and other 501(c)(3) entities.
Public finance and municipal securities representative clients:
State of Illinois
Illinois Finance Authority
State of Florida
Indiana Finance Authority
City of Chicago
Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Chicago Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
City of Chicago Board of Education
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
City Colleges of Chicago
Chicago Park District
In all aspects of structuring, documenting, negotiating, and closing transactions, the firm’s experience is evidenced in the scope of our work, which includes:
Water and Wastewater utilities
Affordable Housing – Housing Finance Authorities
State of Illinois Representation
State of Florida Representation
Higher education facilities authorities
Project finance facilities sports, parks, and recreation
Airport and port authorities
Infrastructure improvement financings
Gas tax, excise tax and sales tax financings
In addition, we provide consultation to governmental officers and officials on a wide variety of legal matters in various states and municipalities.
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