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Public Finance

Helping Clients Achieve Their Goals in the Most Time- & Cost-Efficient Manner

The Public Finance law group serves our clients as underwriter’s and placement agent counsel, issuer’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, special tax counsel, and letter of credit bank counsel. The attorneys at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., have extensive experience as counsel to underwriters, credit enhancers and liquidity providers, and can assemble an experienced team to meet your needs.

Our clients, including municipalities, investment bankers, underwriters, developers, financial advisors, and others, seek our legal advice to build 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 as well as to finance single-family mortgage loans and student loans.

The Public Finance group also collaborates with other Winthrop & Weinstine lawyers in related areas such as securities law compliance and litigation; SEC investigations; environmental, land use and development finance; eminent domain; tax-exempt obligations; bond defaults; and workouts. Many of our public finance lawyers practice in multiple related areas, such as legislative and regulatory affairs, broker dealer compliance, tax, and Indian and gaming law.

Winthrop & Weinstine public finance attorneys are members of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL).

Our clients include virtually every kind of participant in public finance transactions. We represent:
  • Municipalities—large and small
  • States and territories
  • Counties
  • Economic development agencies
  • Housing authorities
  • Health care entities
  • Correctional facilities
  • Joint powers boards
  • School districts
  • Special-purpose districts

The types of financing we specialize in includes:
  • Higher education facilities
  • Public power systems
  • Student loans
  • Environmental facilities
  • Land development infrastructure
  • Special facilities: sports stadiums and convention centers 

We also represent:
  • Investment bankers and underwriters
  • Financial institutions
  • Insurance companies
  • Corporate fiduciaries (trustees)
  • Financial advisors
  • Developers
  • Contractors

Winthrop & Weinstine’s Public Finance law attorneys have experience counseling clients on all types of public finance matters, including:
  • 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  
For more information on our public finance practice, contact us today.





Philip T. Colton
p  (612) 604-6729 
f   (612) 604-6929 
Norman L. Jones III
p  (612) 604-6605 
f   (612) 604-6905 
Paul W. Markwardt
p  (612) 604-6643 
f   (612) 604-6843 
John M. Stern
p  (612) 604-6588 
f   (612) 604-6988 

Book. Winthrop & Weinstine noticed for Experience in Sole Bond Counsel from “"The Bond Buyers Municipal Marketplace®.” Orrick's Public Finance Practice 2012.
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