Katten's Government and Public Finance attorneys serve as bond counsel to state, county and municipal governments, their agencies and authorities, and school and other special-purpose districts throughout the United States. We represent borrowers of tax-exempt bond proceeds and banks that provide liquidity or credit while also serving as special tax counsel. Our utility clients include large, joint-action agencies as well as municipal utilities, including wind, electric power, gas, and water and sewerage systems. National and regional investment banking firms and institutional lenders engage us in connection with the underwriting or direct purchase of municipal securities. Long-term care facilities, health systems and medical centers benefit from our active role in taxable and tax-exempt financing throughout the United States. We have also worked on several large public-private partnership transactions involving parking facilities, highways, bridges, utility systems and airports.
Our Government and Public Finance team regularly partners with our clients to provide new financing techniques to meet their changing needs, including derivative products, sales of redemption rights, forward-purchase agreements and portfolio substitutions, bond bank programs and split delivery transactions. Clients seek us out for our experience in the area of tax-exempt financing for airports, stadiums, health care and cultural facilities and utility systems. Our attorneys serve as underwriter's counsel, bond counsel and borrower's counsel to health care institutions, hospital systems, charter schools and nonprofit cultural institutions. Through the efforts of attorneys who devote their full time to public finance, the Government and Public Finance practice is able to serve our clients in tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and in investigations and enforcement proceedings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).