Bracewell ’ s public finance group is one of the largest public finance practices in the nation , with over 35 lawyers actively practicing throughout Texas and other regions of the country . Because of our size , diversity and depth , our clients receive the benefit of innovations and best practices on every transaction . Our team brings firsthand knowledge of developments around the state and across the country in public and project finance , and we bring this experience home to each client and each matter that we represent .
Members of our public finance practice have experience in all aspects of public and private offerings of debt securities by state and local governments , non-profit and for-profit entities , and other public and quasi-public institutions . In addition to serving as bond counsel for hundreds of issuers , the firm represents underwriters , trustees , third-party credit providers and borrowers in conduit financings . Bracewell also has an active special district and economic development practice .
Our public finance lawyers have a long history of working with various clients , both public and private , to encourage economic development through the creation of special districts including tax increment reinvestment zones ( TIRZ ), public improvement districts , municipal management districts , municipal utility districts , TIRZ , state enterprise zones / projects , neighborhood empowerment zones , economic development agreements and the financing tools relating to all of these efforts . Through this practice area , we have created innovative public private partnerships ( P3 ) between local governments and the private sector to facilitate the development or redevelopment of single and multifamily housing , convention centers , water infrastructure , and mixed-use and transit-oriented developments . Bracewell lawyers work closely with clients to analyze each stage of a project as it develops and ensure the right solution is selected to produce a successful outcome .
2022 Texas Rankings in Public Finance by Refinitiv
2022 National Rankings in Public Finance by Refinitiv
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Bracewell attorneys have a deep breadth of experience advising clients in connection with a variety of transactions , including issuances relating to :
• states and state agencies
• counties and cities
• public private partnerships
• transportation projects , including toll roads and public transit
• school districts
• special districts
• affordable housing
• senior living facilities
• solid waste / carbon capture
• public and private universities
• health care systems
• non-profit organizations bracewell . com