Butler Snow has been ranked as a Top 10 bond counsel firm in Thomson Reuters’ U.S. Municipals Review league tables for the first half of 2017. The firm ranked second in the private bond counsel category and ninth in negotiated bond offerings.
Thomson Reuters ranks firms quarterly in a variety of self-reported statistics. The rankings signify how active firms are in the public finance space, and provide a listing of the busiest public finance firms in the country. Butler Snow’s mid-year rankings indicate significant growth both in the firm’s work as private bond counsel, where Butler Snow ranked 18 at this point last year, and in negotiated bond offerings where the firm ranked 39 at the midway point of 2016. The firm served as private bond counsel on 27 bond issuances totaling $623.2 million, and as bond counsel on 53 negotiated offerings that resulted in the issuance of $2.886 billion.
“We’re excited to achieve this ranking and very pleased with our strategic growth,” said John F. England, practice group leader of Butler Snow’s public finance, tax incentives and credit markets practice. “The geographic presence of our group has expanded over the past few years and these rankings are indicative of not only that, but also of the high level of service and the innovative solutions we offer our clients.”
Butler Snow offers a comprehensive and diverse public finance practice ranging from all forms of state and municipal bonds and obligations to the full complement of techniques available to finance or refinance a wide array of projects. The group, which is made up of nearly 50 attorneys, works to find innovative financing solutions to support governmental, healthcare, industrial/economic development, public-private partnerships, exempt facilities, utilities, public and private educational institutions, housing and other developments, and nonprofit institutions.
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