Public Finance

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 2019 U.S. News “Best Law Firms” listing 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
  • 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
April 3, 2020
Venture Backed Companies and the CARES Act

As follow-up to Maynard Cooper’s previous Client Alert about the CARES Act and the availability of Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Loans, below is specific information about how venture backed companies should consider “affiliation” with venture capital fund investors prior to…

COVID-19 Update for Employers: DOL and FFCRA Regulations Now in Effect

On Wednesday, April 1st, the recently-enacted Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) became effective. This legislation, which applies to all public employers and those private employers with fewer than 500 employees, provides for two forms of paid leave for employee…