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Our attorneys serve as underwriter’s and placement agent counsel, issuer’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, special tax counsel, and letter of credit bank counsel, and have represented virtually every kind of participant in public finance transactions.

Our Approach

When seeking tax-exempt financing to build or refinance city development projects, multi-family housing, shopping centers, parks, streets, hospitals and nursing homes, community centers, wastewater and solid waste facilities, utilities and many other facilities, Winthrop attorneys work with clients to navigate the complex and strict processes that must be followed. We also pull in the resources of our attorneys in specialized areas such as securities law compliance and litigation; SEC investigations; regulatory and government relations, broker-dealer compliance, environmental, land use and development finance; eminent domain; Indian and gaming law; tax; bond defaults; and workouts.

Clients Include

  • Municipalities
  • States and territories
  • Counties
  • Economic development agencies
  • Housing authorities
  • Health care entities
  • Correctional facilities
  • Joint powers boards
  • School districts
  • Special-purpose districts
  • Investment bankers and underwriters
  • Financial institutions
  • Insurance companies
  • Corporate fiduciaries (trustees)
  • Financial advisors
  • Developers
  • Contractors


  • General obligation bond financing
  • Revenue bond financing
  • Tax increment financing (TIF)
  • 501(c)(3) bond financing; charter school financing
  • Exempt facility financing
  • Rental housing bond financing
  • Lease purchase financing
  • Private activity revenue bond financing