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Public Finance and Economic Development


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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.





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Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
Hand Arendall Selected as Part of 1-10 Bridge Design Team Led by Thompson Engineering


Hand Arendall is proud to be a part of the team led by Thompson Engineering that has been selected to design the I-10 Mobile Bridge and Bayway Widening project by Alabama Department of Transportation.To read more about the project, click here.

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Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
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Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
Fox Presents to Alabama Women In Business


Kelly Thrasher Fox presented 10 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Often Make during the July 15th meeting at Hand Arendall's Birmingham office.

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Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015
Bates Presents at Alabama Pharmacy Association Conference


Member Roger Bates presented "Avoid the HR Riptide" the Alabama Pharmacy Association Annual Conference in Destin, Florida on June 21, 2015.

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Thursday, Jun 18th, 2015
Bitzer and O'Rear Present False Claims Act Seminar


Windy Bitzer and Caine O'Rear presented the "False Claims Act Basics and Evolution of a FCA Claim" Seminar on June 18, 2015.

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