Kutak Rock offers our clients an unsurpassed level of service and knowledge when we serve as their counsel on public finance initiatives. In addition to our reliance on proven techniques gained by working on thousands of transactions, we have been on the forefront in the increasing use of disclosure counsel in public finance transactions.
Our reputation as a leader in the public finance area was built on our ability to devise innovative strategies to operate in the dynamic environment of tax‑exempt and taxable financings, particularly on complex issues. Kutak Rock has participated in thousands of public finance transactions, representing issuers as bond counsel in all 50 states and serving as underwriter’s counsel to numerous national and regional investment banking firms. We have been listed among the most active bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and disclosure counsel firms in the nation in annual industry rankings since such statistics were first compiled.
Other participants in public finance transactions, including borrowers, credit enhancement providers, liquidity providers, bond purchasers and trustees also regularly rely on our experience by hiring us to serve as their counsel. We also are very active in the area of municipal derivatives for both primary and secondary markets, and help our clients achieve their goals through the use of interest rate swaps and other related instruments.
A particular strength of Kutak Rock is our group of nationally recognized tax lawyers dedicated to the public finance practice. This group, which includes a former head of the IRS’s municipal bond group, regularly acts as special tax counsel and assists issuers with IRS bond audits.