Public Finance

Solidly founded on traditional public finance techniques, Winstead’s Public Finance Group attorneys are equally respected for their participation in groundbreaking financings in Texas:

  • Creation of the Texas Public Finance Authority and its first bond issuance
  • First issuance of qualified zone academy bonds (QZABs) in the state
  • First pollution control bonds
  • First non-profit hospital financing
  • New financing programs for the Texas Highway Commission and TxDOT
  • First regional mobility bonds issued in Texas 
  • First forward-starting interest rate hedging agreement approved by the State Attorney General
  • First Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes
  • First tax-exempt financing for private elementary/secondary school facilities

Well-versed on the entire spectrum of municipal finance projects, Winstead attorneys have been advising clients on tax-exempt and taxable bonds and rendering market opinions for governmental issuers for over 40 years.  

As counselors to all participants in the industry, we can represent issuers, underwriters, insurers, borrowers, trustees, credit enhancement providers, and purchasers.  Additionally, Winstead can provide special tax, legislative, and disclosure counsel services.  

Practice Depth and Distinction

Led by attorneys whose names are synonymous with public finance, Winstead’s Public Finance Practice Group is notable for its diverse background and representative achievements.  Our public finance attorneys are active members of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.  One of our attorneys was selected in 2001 by his peers to be a Regular Fellow in the American College of Bond Counsel. 

In addition to the matters listed below, our financings of sports venue projects, military housing projects, and educational facilities are areas of extensive firm experience.

Depending on the nature of the project, our attorneys team with firm colleagues in real estate, finance, tax, construction, environmental, securities, and government relations practices. 

Our range of representative matters covers all of aspects of governmental finance requirements and mechanisms including:

  • Bond Anticipation Notes
  • Bond Validation Suits
  • Certificates of Obligation
  • College and University Bonds
  • Commercial Paper and Flexible Rate Note Programs
  • Conduit Financings
  • Derivative Transactions
  • Drainage Bonds
  • Hospital and Health Care Revenue Bonds
  • Industrial and Commercial Development Revenue Bonds
  • Installment Purchase Obligations
  • Lease-Lease Back Financings
  • Lease-Purchase Obligations
  • Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds
  • Privately Financed Loans
  • Private Letter Rulings
  • Revenue Bonds
  • Single-Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds
  • Solid Waste Disposal Facility Revenue Bonds
  • Special Assessment Bonds
  • Sports Arena and Recreational Facility Bonds
  • Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes
  • Tax Increment Bonds
  • Tax-Exempt and Taxable Financings
  • Tax Supported Bonds
  • Toll Revenue Bonds
  • Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds

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