Making any Public Financing Transaction go Smoothly

Firm Overview

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Public Finance / Municipal Bonds

As one of California's leading bond counsel firms, The Weist Law Firm has established an outstanding reputation in securities law and municipal bond matters, having advised clients on over $10 Billion in tax-exempt and taxable transactions.

Handling public securities, our California-based law practice is known for its ability to undertake all types of municipal financing transactions, both routine and complex. We serve federal, state and local governments, banks, investment banking firms and many other entities that seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer in public securities and municipal bond financing matters.

Industry Leader

For over two decades The Weist Law Firm has been a leader in the area of public finance and municipal securities law, annually ranking as one of the most active in the State of California. Our rankings reflect more than simply the volume of transactions handled by The Weist Law Firm for our public finance clients year after year. They are evidence of the consistent quality of service rendered by our firm and the accumulated experience we draw upon to serve clients efficiently, effectively and creatively.

Creating Value

As a compliment to our bond counsel practice, we provide a full range of related services for our clients, such as: working with Successor Agencies, Oversight Boards and California Department of Finance to refund prior agency tax allocation bonds; continuing disclosure compliance; conducting “Prop 218” rate adjustment campaigns; analyzing grant and loan program opportunities; preparing sensitivity reports; formation of joint powers authorities; formation of assessment districts and community facility districts, for both pay-as-you-go public safety components, as well as for backbone infrastructure; arbitrage and rebate compliance; and conducting General Obligation Bond campaigns.

Many of our clients are infrequent issuers of public debt, having not been previously involved in complex public financing projects. We take the time to work with them and ensure that they are full partners in the process. For example, we are a “Recognized Bond Counsel” for certain State and Federal programs such as the USDA Rural Development Grant and Loan Program and certain other such state sponsored low interest grant and loan programs. Our willingness to provide customized personal service, along with our diversity of experience, helps us to competently advise clients on the various opportunities that might be available to them, and about the process - helping them achieve the outcome needed. We counsel cities, towns, counties, schools, tribal nations, special districts and other such entities about the advantages of choosing one form of financing technique or strategy over another. In many cases, a blending of techniques becomes the most advantageous economic strategy. In all cases, we provide clients with all the information they need to successfully conclude a project.

Saving you time and money, increasing financial flexibility, enhancing productivity, and positioning each public project for the future are among the many benefits delivered by our focused, results-oriented practice.

Focusing on Communication with Clients

We have built a reputation with our clients for superior service and excellence. Our law firm has an enviable record in public financing, providing a level of counsel and service that makes even the most complex transaction move forward smoothly. One of the key factors contributing to our record of success is our determined commitment to work closely with each of our clients to provide timely, accurate and meaningful information. We work hard, and smart, to bring value added results to each transaction. Successful projects aren’t just about staying within budget or meeting schedules. Successful projects are the end product of people working together, trusting each other to create something that alone would be not otherwise be possible. We understand this and put a premium on relationships. Because in the end, everything we do hinges on the positive collaborations we create along the way.

Weist Law clients benefit from our attentiveness and cost-effectiveness as well as our extensive capabilities, which more than match those of larger firms. Through committed teamwork, The Weist Law Firm delivers the services that our clients need – dependably, on time, and with the highest level of integrity and quality. In other words, we live up to our motto: "Providing Strength, Ingenuity and Sophistication."

The Weist Law Firm, located in the Bay Area region of California, can help you with any public financing matter. Contact us online or call us at 831-438-7900.