Public Finance Law

As communities look for funding partners on everything from stadiums to affordable housing, public finance is growing in importance, popularity—and complexity.

Whether you’re the driving force behind a development or an investor trying to determine if a project fits your or your clients’ investment needs, Hurtado and Zimmerman has the knowledge and experience to develop and troubleshoot public finance projects of every size.

Hurtado and Zimmerman has served as bond counsel, co-bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and borrower’s counsel for both public and private entity projects.

Our clients include: developers (public and private), government agencies, engineering firms, contractors, architects and lenders.

Rely on us to:

  • Negotiate and document project financing terms
  • Secure letters of credit
  • Prepare applications for private and federal grant/loan programs (including HUD)
  • Analyze funding options and secure/restructure public and private financing
  • Draft resolutions for public review
  • Present projects to public bodes to secure bond resolution approval
  • Prepare and negotiate mortgages, UCC filings and other security mechanisms
  • Ensure compliance with bond requirements
  • Issue legal opinions related to bond underwriting

Project types:

  • General obligation bonds—with and without full faith and credit and bonding backstops
  • Revenue and refunding revenue bonds and notes
  • Commercial paper and short-term issuances
  • School/sewer revenue anticipation notes
  • Industrial
  • Private school bonds
  • Tax increment financing
  • Economic development and multiple tranche loan packages
  • American Recovery Act funding