Public Finance and Economic Development


Members of the Firm’s Public Finance and Economic Development Practice Group assist state and local governments with financing projects and other funding needs through the issuance of municipal bonds. The Group also advises state and local governments with respect to the structure of transactions in order to fund new economic development projects.

Group members assist developers, manufacturers, 501(c)(3) organizations and other private clients in obtaining funds for projects through tax-exempt and taxable financings and in taking advantage of other economic incentives such as state and local tax credits or tax abatements. Recent projects have included both new industries and expansions in aerospace, shipbuilding, retail development and heavy manufacturing.

Members of the Group have served in all of the traditional roles associated with public and private securities including bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel, issuers counsel, borrower’s counsel, 501(c)(3) counsel and bank counsel. A listing of many of the transactions that the Group members have participated in recently is shown below.

For more information regarding the Public Finance and Economic Development Practice Group, contact Practice Group Chairman Preston Bolt or any other lawyers in the Practice Group.

Firm News

Friday, Sep 18th, 2015
Cate and Beckmann Obtain Defense Verdict

Congratulations to members Rod Cate and Paul Beckmann who obtained a defense verdict in a dental malpractice trial on September 18, 2015.

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Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
Congratulations Ben Goldman

Member Ben Goldman was named a Rising Star Lawyer for 2015 by the Birmingham Business Journal.

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Monday, Aug 17th, 2015
30 Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in America©2016

Hand Arendall LLC is pleased to announce that 30 lawyers have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.

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Monday, Aug 17th, 2015
Four Hand Arendall Members Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers

J. Mark Hart, Caine O'Rear III, George M. Walker and Robert L. Williams have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas for 2016 by Best Lawyers®.

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Monday, Aug 17th, 2015
Neil Johnston Featured in Business Alabama

Member Neil Johnston is featured in the August 2015 Business Alabama article "Obama EPA Gets Heavy."

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