Jodie is a Shareholder and serves as Chair of the Public Finance Practice at Maynard Cooper. He also is an integral member of several other related practices in the firm’s Corporate section, focusing on finance and securities transactions.
Jodie advises government, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations on taxable and tax-exempt financings, serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, issuer’s counsel, and underwriter’s counsel. Jodie also advises clients on related matters, including financing restructurings, interest rate swaps, and tender offers.
New Markets Tax Credits
Jodie advises clients on other types of tax-advantaged financings such as deals eligible for New Markets Tax Credits. In recent years, Jodie has closed over $200 million in New Markets Tax Credits financings, a number of which involved the combination of NMTCs and tax-exempt debt financing.
Jodie advises clients on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and joint ventures and partnerships. He also advises clients on economic development options and economic incentives, including tax revenue sharing arrangements with state and local governments.
Jodie’s peers have called on him to lead various organizations in the industry. Jodie now serves on the 12-member Board of Directors of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. Jodie previously served as Chair of NABL’s Securities Law and Disclosure Committee, with responsibility for coordinating NABL’s regulatory comment letters and other projects on securities law topics. He also has served as editor of NABL’s Federal Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds Deskbook (published by LexisNexis Group) and as a frequent panelist on securities law topics at NABL’s Bond Attorneys’ Workshop (Steering Committee from 2014-2016), Tax and Securities Law Institute (Chair of 2014 TSLI and Vice Chair of 2013 TSLI), and Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar.
Jodie's skills and talents have earned him the coveted recognition by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leading Practitioner in the area of Banking & Finance:Public Finance, a distinction he has earned every year since 2010. He is also consistently listed in The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers.
Jodie received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He holds a M. Phil. from the University of Glasgow (Scotland) and a B.A. from Birmingham-Southern College.