King & Spalding has been nationally recognized in the field of public finance for close to 70 years. As the first firm in the southeastern United States to be listed in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace as approved bond counsel, we have maintained a prominent position in the southeast and expanded our Public Finance Group to act as bond counsel throughout most of the U.S. Our national reputation is enhanced by our ability to readily assemble a team from other separate, but related, legal areas to handle the most complex public finance matter. From acting as bond counsel on financings for various entities to serving as underwriters’ counsel, our public finance practitioners are committed to developing productive client relationships and delivering sound advice, creative solutions and each client’s desired results.
King & Spalding has represented issuers as bond counsel in thousands of public finance transactions throughout the country. As the oldest bond counsel firm in the State of Georgia, King & Spalding has been involved in borrowings by virtually every city and county in the state and consistently ranks first among the State’s top bond counsel. Nationally, we rank 25th among the top 100 bond counsel. Having acted as bond counsel in over 40 states, we have worked on a wide variety of financings for governmental projects as well as conduit issues for manufacturing facilities, airports, docks, ports, multi-family housing projects, sports facilities, hospitals, convention facilities and utility facilities.
Our practice also includes serving as underwriters’ counsel on tax-exempt borrowings. Our innovative strategies have attracted both regional and national underwriting firms and have made King & Spalding the top ranked underwriters’ firm in Georgia and one of the highest ranked firms in the southeast. Our experience includes virtually every type of public finance issue. In addition, we serve as counsel to letter of credit or liquidity issuers, remarketing agents, and providers of municipal derivative products such as interest rate swaps.
King & Spalding’s U.S. offices strategically position us in the major financial and governmental centers. Our New York-based public finance lawyers represent major financial institutions providing credit and liquidity support and primary and secondary market derivative products in the municipal market. In addition, we are able to call upon our general tax experts and litigation experts to assist clients in controversies with the SEC and IRS.
The great diversity of experience of King & Spalding’s Public Finance Practice combined with its nationally recognized securities, tax, litigation, banking and other practice groups distinguishes King & Spalding from other firms. Our national reputation is reflected in the fact that we are the only law firm to have three lawyers serve as president of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. King & Spalding is committed to maintaining its prominent position in the public finance area.