Public & Structured Finance

Overview

Walter | Haverfield’s finance attorneys have a broad base of experience in complex financial transactions designed to support economic growth and fund capital programs.

Our diverse experience in this arena includes serving as bond counsel, issuer’s counsel, underwriters’ counsel, placement agents’ counsel, investor/purchaser counsel and trustee’s counsel for governmental and quasi-governmental entities, national and local private developers and public companies. Our attorneys have the ability to represent clients in every aspect of taxable and tax-exempt public finance transactions, having worked with a wide variety of industries and entities, including real estate developers, owners and investors, health care organizations, educational institutions and municipal issuers.

The Public and Structured Finance Group at Walter | Haverfield provides creative and practical solutions and strategies that facilitate success for our clients in even the most highly complex financial transactions.

Specific areas of experience include:

  • Tax-exempt revenue bonds
  • Taxable revenue bonds
  • Current and advance refunding
  • 501(C)(3) debt financing
  • Conduit financing
  • Tax increment financing (TIF)
  • Economic incentives
  • Bank-qualified purchases
  • Tax credit transactions

When appropriate, we also draw on the experience of other practice groups within the firm, working in tandem with attorneys in Walter | Haverfield’s corporate transactions and tax practice groups. It is this depth of knowledge and experience, combined with our bench strength, that allows us to approach every transaction from many different perspectives to provide all-encompassing solutions and successful results for our clients.

Experience

The Bond Financing group’s experience and services include the following:

  • Representation of a regional port authority in connection with conduit lease financing.
  • Representation of developers of various mixed-use projects utilizing bond financing.
  • Representation of Port Authority located in the State of Ohio in connection with issuance of taxable conduit lease revenue bonds for ground-up construction and development of mixed-use office and multifamily facility located on Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Representation of Port Authority located in the State of Ohio in connection with issuance of taxable conduit lease revenue bonds for redevelopment of office tower located in Cleveland, Ohio for multifamily facility and office use. Project was also supported by other credits and incentives, including Historic Tax Credits and State and County loan and grants.
  • Representation of placement agent in connection with Port Authority issuance of taxable capital lease revenue bonds concerning development of industrial facility in Mentor, Lake County, Ohio.
  • Representation of placement agent in connection with Port Authority issuance of taxable capital lease revenue bonds to finance the acquisition, construction and development of hotel in Cleveland, Ohio.

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