Federal, State, and Local Government Law and Government Contracts

Public Finance

The attorneys in BHBC’s nationally recognized public finance practice have represented issuers, conduit borrowers, underwriters, and credit enhancers of tax-exempt obligations of Alaska state agencies and municipalities for over 30 years. As bond counsel for Alaska issuers, we have rendered opinions on more than $3 billion of tax-exempt bonds and other obligations. This experience includes the following:

  • General obligation bonds for schools, roads, water and sewer facilities, hospitals, and other public improvements
  • Revenue bonds for water, sewer, and electric utilities, docks and wharves, electric generation projects, transportation facilities, and healthcare facilities
  • Special assessment and service area financings
  • Lease financings for buildings and equipment

BHBC’s public finance practice is focused on creative problem solving. We pioneered collaborations between Alaska municipalities and private sector organizations on economic development projects. We have drafted enabling legislation for state and local financing agencies and have successfully defended litigation challenging the validity of municipal financings. BHBC public finance attorneys are listed in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace directory.