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Public Finance

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Arent Fox's Public Finance group operates at the intersection of public finance, real estate, tax, distressed assets, and government regulations.

Our Focus

Our practice is one of the largest public finance practices in the country specifically focused on the underlying borrowers and creditors. Our public finance practice is rated in the top tier nationally in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” rankings published by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers. In addition, Legal 500 US ranks our municipal bankruptcy practice in Tier 1 and calls our group “best in the business.”

Our industry-focused team works with lawyers and practice groups across the firm to address our clients’ challenges, ranging from real estate, non-profit and related tax concerns, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, dispute resolution, internal investigations, intellectual property, and government regulation and compliance issues. Our deep legal bench gives us a formidable market presence and offers clients a one-stop-shop for issues involving public finance.

Who We Help

  • Associations 
  • Bank Lenders
  • Bond Investors
  • Community Development Financial Institutions
  • Charter Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Credit Enhancement Providers
  • Cultural Institutions
  • Developers and Private Borrowers
  • Hospitals (Hospital systems and other health care institutions)
  • Independent Schools
  • Native American Tribes
  • Non Profit Organizations    
  • Public-Private Partnership Participants
  • Underwriters

Our Clients

  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • National Public Radio
  • The National Geographic Society
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Fannie Mae
  • Nuveen
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • PBS
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • The Spy Museum
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Truist
  • Commerce Bank
  • Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone
  • Wolf Trap

Our Work

Arent Fox has an extensive national practice counseling nonprofits and for-profit companies that utilize the bond market to finance facilities. We also represent financial institutions that are credit enhancing, purchasing, or underwriting bonds, especially high yield and unrated bonds, seeking to maximize value on defaulted bonds and/or acting as creditors in conduit borrower or municipal bankruptcies.