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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, Jul 15th, 2014
Hand Arendall Attorneys Attend Farnborough Airshow


Members Roger Bates, Preston Bolt and Caine O’Rear were part of the team that attended the Farnborough International Airshow to again promote Alabama to businesses.

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Thursday, Jun 19th, 2014
Waggoner and Morgan Appear Before U.S. Supreme Court


Mark Waggoner and Jennifer Morgan recently represented a former college president, Dr. Steve Franks, in a First Amendment case before the United States Supreme Court.

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Saturday, Jun 7th, 2014
Hand Arendall Participates in The FUSE Project Dragon Boat Race


Hand Arendall finished 13th out of 28 teams in the first annual dragon boat race festival.

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Wednesday, Jun 4th, 2014
Hand Arendall Attorney Honored by Alabama State Bar


Congratulations to our Member T. Massey Bedsole (1917-2001) for being named to the Alabama State Bar Lawyers’ Hall of Fame.

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Friday, May 30th, 2014
Roger Bates to Present at Alabama Pharmacy Association Convention


Roger Bates will present Medicaid Regional Care Organizations during the convention in Point Clear on June 8, 2014.

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