Public Municipal Finance

Perhaps you have wondered, “what exactly does a municipal finance attorney do?”  Is it something that you might want to do as well?  Municipal Finance attorneys are those lawyers who procure funds to build schools, roads, libraries, public transportation systems, parks, and other types of facilities provided by state and local governments.  Instead of using taxes, a municipality may opt to finance certain projects by issuing municipal bonds. The municipal finance attorney may represent various parties involved in the bond offering, such as the municipality, the underwriter, or a financial institution.

In general, municipal finance attorneys represent either the municipality issuing the securities or the underwriter who purchases and resells the securities to investors.  Federal and state laws govern when a municipality may or may not seek such financing.  Municipal finance attorneys need to be familiar with these provisions.  They must also have an understanding and be comfortable working with federal and state tax laws, as complex tax issues can arise and certain requirements must be fulfilled in order for the municipal bond to acquire tax-exempt status.  This is often a key incentive in offering the bonds to the public.

Join us on May 2 for the ICLEF program, Public Municipal Finance, to learn more about the process, the players, and the laws involved!

Public Municipal Finance, 6 CLE
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