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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.





Firm News


Tuesday, Apr 14th, 2015
Waggoner to Present at Spring Municipal Law Conference


Mark Waggoner will present “Lane v. Franks – Employee Protected Speech” during the Spring Municipal Law Conference on April 18, 2015 in Florence, Alabama.

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Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
Cooper Featured in Lagniappe Article


Member Lisa Cooper discusses the lawsuits brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act against area restaurants with Dale Liesch in the March 26, 2015 issue.

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Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
Bitzer and Walker Address Wage and Hour Issues


Members Windy Bitzer and George Walker addressed current Wage and Hour and Americans with Disabilities Act issues during the Mobile Chapter of the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Alliance meeting on March 24, 2015.

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Monday, Mar 23rd, 2015
Hand Arendall Continues Demolition Program Work


Hand Arendall delivers continued results for the City of Vestavia Hills’s demolition program.

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Wednesday, Mar 11th, 2015
Waggoner to Present with Arizona Supreme Court Justice


Mark Waggoner will present with Justice Rebecca White Berch of the Arizona Supreme Court on Preparing for Oral Argument-from the Trial Court to the Supreme Court at the DRI Employment and Labor Law Seminar.

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