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Robinson Bradshaw has one of the largest public finance practices in North Carolina. From 2005 through 2016, we served as bond counsel for North Carolina bond issues totaling more than $17.3 billion, according to Thomson Reuters. Best Lawyers® consistently ranks Robinson Bradshaw number one among all North Carolina firms for Public Finance. This level of experience enables us to provide our clients with high-quality legal counsel for all types of public financing transactions, including:

Governmental Bonds

We served as bond counsel for almost $2.4 billion in State of North Carolina general obligation and limited obligation bonds since 2003 and as bond counsel for about 20 of North Carolina's 100 counties, including Mecklenburg, Gaston, Guilford and Durham. We also represent municipalities, authorities and districts located throughout North Carolina. The senior members of our group, Ed Lucas and Gundars Aperans, have approximately 76 years of combined experience representing North Carolina governmental issuers.

Health Care Bonds

We have served as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel or borrower's counsel in more than 198 Medical Care Commission bond issues totaling approximately $10.8 billion. Robinson Bradshaw has played a role in financings for practically every major health care system in North Carolina. Additionally, we have extensive experience serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and borrower’s counsel for continuing care retirement communities, both in North Carolina and other states.

Educational Bonds

Robinson Bradshaw has extensive experience in financings for private colleges and universities, UNC system campuses and private secondary schools, serving as bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel in approximately 166 bond issues totaling around $10.9 billion.

Exempt Facility and Industrial Development Bonds

Our attorneys have served as bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel in hundreds of exempt facility and industrial development bond issues throughout the country, including bonds for multifamily housing, airports, docks and wharves, solid waste disposal facilities and pollution control facilities.

Variable Rate Demand Bonds

Robinson Bradshaw has extensive experience with variable rate demand bonds. For the past 30 years, we have drafted or maintained VRDB form documents for four different banks and assisted them in the development of new modes and products.

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