Bond counsel

Bond counsel

An attorney who prepares the legal opinion concerning a municipal bond issue.

Bond Counsel

An attorney who writes an official opinion stating that a local government is legally permitted to issue a municipal bond. A new issue of a municipal bond is required to have this statement from a bond counsel.
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MARTA is seeking Proposals from Firms to provide Bond Counsel Services.
To complement his proficiency as an education lawyer, Deans is also widely recognized as a highly proficient bond counsel. He has offered his time as a bond counsel to hundreds of school districts.
Wisor is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association and the American Bar Association and is a fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. He received his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver.
For more than 20 years, Gilmore & Bell has ranked in the top 10 nationally in the number of bond counsel opinions rendered on municipal bond issues.
The firm served as bond counsel for the issuance by the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority and as special counsel and disclosure counsel to Cobb County, Ga., where the new stadium will be located.
A proposed amendment, said by multiple Capitol sources to be gathering steam, would also strip out one of the Republican governor's signature ethics initiatives - barring legislators from making money by serving as bond counsel on public debt offerings.
"Who's going to buy the bonds if you know the bond counsel has no responsibility for the integrity of the transaction?"
The legislation will allow the island's public sector's bond counsel to issue an unqualified opinion, which Adelup maintains is necessary to pursue bond financing through certificates of participation.
The district's bond counsel, Lisalee Anne Wells, told the board she didn't know how much money had been misspent.
The recommendations found in the Government Finance Officers Association's best practices on Selecting and Managing the Method of Sale of State and Local Government Bonds, Selecting Bond Counsel, Selecting Financial Advisors, and Selecting Underwriters for Negotiated Bond Sale will help assure a government's due diligence in selecting outside professionals to assist with the bond sale.
The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that it again ranks first among Michigan bond counsel law firms in the 2007 Bond Counsel Rankings by Thomson Financial, completing 135 long term new bond issues totaling $3.38 billion.
Myers informed the board last month that it appeared the town would have to do a formal land-taking, and contacted bond counsel to confirm that a taking was allowable in the town meeting vote in 2005.