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Public & Structured Finance

Business Services

Walter Haverfield’s public and structured finance attorneys have a broad base of experience in complex financial transactions designed to support economic growth and fund capital programs. By operating at the intersection of business, government, and public policy, our unrivaled counsel in this arena includes serving as bond counsel, issuer’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel, placement agent’s counsel, investor/purchaser counsel and trustee’s counsel for governmental and quasi-governmental entities, national and local private developers, and public companies.

Practice Group Leader

T. Ted Motheral, Partner

Ted focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, as well as private debt and equity financing.

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Our Proven Public & Structured Finance Process

Our firm-wide legal network is focused on supporting every phase of a deal’s process for clients throughout the U.S. and around the world. With the primary goal of delivering practical and legal solutions, we deliver counsel for structuring, due diligence, negotiation, documentation, and closing for both simple and complex transactions.

We are relied on as lead counsel in merger, acquisition, divestiture, and joint venture projects across a wide variety of industries, including:

Recognition

Our business attorneys in our Cleveland and Columbus offices are consistently ranked and recognized by Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and more. At Walter Haverfield, we pride ourselves on becoming each client’s trusted corporate advisor for all their business service needs.

U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS® 2022 “BEST LAW FIRMS” RANKINGS

  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Litigation – Real Estate
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Real Estate Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Banking and Finance Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Tax Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2 Trusts & Estates law
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Litigation – ERISA
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Litigation – Insurance

 

U.S. NEWS – BEST LAWYERS® 2021 “BEST LAW FIRMS” RANKINGS

  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Litigation – Real Estate
  • Metropolitan Tier 1: Real Estate Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Metropolitan Tier 2: Tax Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Banking and Finance Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 3: Litigation – Trusts & Estates
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Experience

• Representing a regional port authority in connection with conduit lease financing
• Representing developers of various mixed-use projects utilizing bond financing
• Representing a port authority located in Ohio in connection with issuance of taxable conduit lease revenue bonds for ground-up construction and development of a mixed-use office and multi-family facility located in Cleveland
• Representing a port authority located in Ohio in connection with issuance of taxable conduit lease revenue bonds for redevelopment of office tower located in Cleveland for multi-family facility and office use; the project was also supported by other credits and incentives, including Historic Tax Credits and state and county loan and grants
• Representing a placement agent in connection with port authority issuance of taxable capital lease revenue bonds concerning development of an industrial facility in Lake County, Ohio
• Representing a placement agent in connection with port authority issuance of taxable capital lease revenue bonds to finance the acquisition, construction, and development of a hotel in Cleveland

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