Maynard Cooper's Public Finance Practice operates at the crossroads of government, business, and finance. With one of the largest public finance practice groups in the southeast, the firm offers the full complement of public finance services, including planning prior to a debt issue, guidance during financing, and ongoing post-issuance tax and securities compliance. Clients seek our guidance and expertise to develop and secure innovative financing structures for all types of projects, and we tailor our services to efficiently meet their needs.

The roles in which our Public Finance team members serve include:

  • Bank Counsel
  • Bond Counsel
  • Disclosure Counsel
  • Private Placement Counsel
  • Special Tax Counsel
  • Swaps/Derivatives Counsel
  • Underwriter's Counsel

Year after year, Maynard Cooper earns the top tier "Leading Firm" distinction in the area of Banking & Finance: Public Finance by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and four attorneys in the group are recognized as Leading Individuals in this field. We have numerous lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers in the areas of Public Finance, Project Finance, and Government Finance, and the U.S. News "Best Law Firms" listing consistently positions Maynard Cooper in the top tiers on the National and Metropolitan levels.

We regularly handle matters involving:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Airport Authorities
  • Boards of Education
  • Cities and Counties
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Health Care
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • IRS Audit and Tax Controversy
  • New Markets Tax Credits
  • Non-Profit/501(c)(3) Entities
  • Opportunity Zone Financing
  • Post-Issuance Compliance
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Retail and Development Districts
  • Stadiums and Convention Centers
  • State Agencies
  • Swaps
  • Water and Sewer Boards

Clients of Public Finance Services

  • Baptist Health System, Inc.
  • BB&T
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Birmingham Airport Authority
  • City of Birmingham
  • Noland Health Services, Inc.
  • PNC Bank
  • The Frazer Lanier Company
  • Alabama A&M University
  • Alabama State University
  • Alabaster Water Board
  • Auburn University
  • Blount County Water Authority
  • Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County
  • Cherokee County
  • Choctaw County
  • City of Albertville
  • City of Anniston
  • City of Boaz
  • City of Cullman
  • City of Foley
  • City of Gadsden
  • City of Lincoln
  • City of Mobile
  • City of Moody
  • City of Opelika
  • City of Oxford
  • City of Phenix City
  • City of Prattville
  • City of Vestavia Hills
  • Cullman County
  • Hartselle Utilities Board
  • Houston County
  • Jefferson County Board of Education
  • Joe Jolly & Co.
  • Lowndes County
  • Madison County
  • Marshall County
  • Montgomery Water Works & Sanitary Sewer Board
  • Morgan County
  • Oxford Board of Education
  • Phenix City Board of Education
  • Raymond James & Associates
  • Regions Bank
  • Regions Capital Advantage
  • Shelby County Board of Education
  • St. Clair County
  • State of Alabama
  • Tallapoosa County
  • University of Alabama
  • University of North Alabama
  • Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
  • City of Evergreen
  • Altapointe Health Systems, Inc
  • Anniston Regional Medical Center Board
  • The Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners of the City of Mobile
  • Brookwood Baptist Health System
  • Dynetics, Inc.
  • The Hutton Company
  • Johnson Development, LLC
  • Oxford Water Works and Sewer Board
  • The Sembler Company
  • Spring Hill College
  • The Westervelt Company
Attorneys and Other Professionals in Public Finance

Public Finance News
Monday, November 22, 2021


U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, collaboratively for the 12th consecutive year, announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2022. Maynard is distinguished as a National Top Tier firm in numerous areas of law, including the Tier I rankings for our Patent Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation practices...

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Maynard Cooper & Gale Receives High Marks from Chambers and Partners in 2021

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce that thirteen areas of practice and 47 lawyers received high rankings in the 2021 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers High Net Worth: the World's Leading Private Wealth Advisors.* Maynard is ranked as a leading firm...

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Maynard’s Public Finance Group Tops Bond Counsel Lists for 2020

On March 4, 2021, The Bond Buyer: The Daily Newspaper of Public Finance released the “Southeast Yearend Review” which shows Maynard in the number 1 position serving as Bond Counsel for 2020. Maynard’s Public Finance group served as lead bond counsel in transactions totaling just shy of $3 billion, which...

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