Adam Parker is a member of the Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets Group.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2013
  • Louisiana, 2015

Civic Involvement

  • Board Member, Education’s Next Horizon
  • Volunteer, Louisiana Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership
  • Rotary Club of Baton Rouge
  • Former Board Member, University of North Carolina Masters in Public Administration Alumni Board
  • Former Board Member, University of North Carolina School of Law Pro Bono Alumni Board
  • Teach for America Corps Member, Eastern North Carolina 2006–2008

Education & Honors

  • University of North Carolina, J.D., 2013
    • North Carolina Law Review, Comments Editor and Staff Member
    • Brooks Award, North Carolina Law Review
    • Davis Society
    • 1L Pro Bono Student of the Year
    • Special Trips Coordinator on the Pro Bono Board
    • Dean’s Fellow
    • Law and Graduate School Honor Court
  • University of North Carolina, M.P.A ., 2010
    • Rothwell Scholar
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., Mass Communications, cum laude, 2006
    • Graduate, Honors College
    • Minor in Economics
    • Honors College Outstanding Thesis Award
  • Clerkship, Honorable Robert N. Hunter, Jr., North Carolina Court of Appeals, 2013–2014
  • Recipient of Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship from National Association of Bond Lawyers, 2014

Experience

  • Bond counsel on different types of tax-exempt and taxable debt, including installment financings (direct bank placements and public market offerings), general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, bond anticipation notes, special assessment revenue bonds, tax increment bonds, synthetic tax increment financings, USDA financings, and refundings of prior financings.
  • Underwriters’ counsel on financings of senior living facilities, university facilities, charter school facilities, and affordable housing facilities.
  • Purchaser counsel on direct placement transactions, including financings for universities, private schools, charter schools, and other nonprofits.
  • Counsel to nonprofit affordable housing entities concerning property tax exemptions and transferring responsibilities to remain in compliance with the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Counsel on economic development incentive negotiations relating to a data center project and a high-voltage direct current transmission line and converter station project. 
  • Advised local governments on incentive packages and downtown development grant programs.
  • Reviewed Affordable Housing Program grants provided by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta on behalf of a member bank.
  • Recent representative public finance transactions include:
    • $41,565,000 Law Enforcement District of the Parish of Lafourche, State of Louisiana Revenue Bonds, Series 2016 (Underwriter’s Counsel)
    • $25,000,000 Parish of Ascension, State of Louisiana Revenue Bonds (Series 2017) (Underwriter’s Counsel)
    • $19,390,000 Louisiana Local Government Environmental Facilities and Community Development Authority Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (The Cove at NOLA Apartments), Series 2017A and Subordinate Series 2017B (Bond Counsel)
    • $15,955,000 Louisiana Local Government Environmental Facilities and Community Development Authority Revenue Bonds (East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 Project), Series 2015 (Underwriter’s Counsel)
    • $3,820,000 Louisiana Local Government Environmental Facilities and Community Development Authority Revenue Refunding Bonds (Livingston Parish, Louisiana – Live Oak Sports Complex Project), Series 2015 (Bond Counsel)
    • $3,295,000 Parish of Ascension State of Louisiana Water Utility Revenue Bonds (Ascension Consolidated Utilities District #1 Refunding Project), Series 2016 (Underwriter’s Counsel)
    • $2,145,000 Waterworks District No. 3 of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2016 (Underwriter’s Counsel)
    • $1,200,000 Town of Kentwood, State of Louisiana Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 (Bond Counsel)
    • $209,940,000 ACTS Retirement – Life Communities, Inc. Obligated Group Revenue Bonds (Underwriter’s Counsel)
    • $108,255,000 Mississippi Development Bank Special Obligation Bonds (Mississippi Department of Corrections Bond Projects), Series 2016A, 2016B, 2016C, and 2016D (Bond Counsel)
    • $99,430,000 Developer Authority of the City of Marietta Revenue Bonds (Life University, Inc. Project), Series 2017A and Federally Taxable Series 2017B (Underwriter’s Counsel)
    • $34,562,000 New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority Revenue Bonds Franklin Pierce University Issue, Series 2016 (Purchaser Counsel)
    • $29,215,000 California Municipal Finance Authority Tax-Exempt and Taxable Loans (AVID Center 2017) (Borrower’s Counsel)
    • $18,603,415 Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Tax-Exempt Loan (Madeira School Project), Series 2017 (Purchaser Counsel)
    • $17,560,000 Housing Authority of the City of Canton, Georgia Senior Living Refunding Revenue Bonds (Provident Village at Canton Project), Series 2017A, Taxable Series 2017B, and Subordinate Series 2017C (Bond Counsel)
    • $14,115,000 Development Authority of Cobb County Revenue Bonds (Provident Group – Creekside Properties LLC Project), Series 2014 (Bond Counsel)
    • $13,765,000 Woodloch Health Facilities Development Corporation Revenue Bonds (Pinnacle Senior Living Project, Series 2017) (Underwriter’s Counsel)
    • $12,500,000 Mississippi Development Bank Special Obligation Bonds, Series 2017 (Pascagoula, Mississippi General Obligation Bond Project) (Bond Counsel)
    • $8,698,445 Massachusetts Development Finance Agency Revenue Bond, Concord Academy Issue, Series 2017A (Purchaser Counsel)
    • $8,000,000 Public Finance Authority Revenue Bonds (SearStone CCRC Project), Series 2016 (Underwriter’s Counsel)
    • $6,260,000 Public Finance Authority Charter School Revenue Bonds (Early College of Arvada Charter School Project), Series 2017A and Taxable Series 2017B (Purchaser’s Counsel)

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Author, “Positive Liberty in Public Finance: State Oversight of Local-Government Debt and the North Carolina Model,” 37 Campbell L. Rev. 107 (2015).
  • Author, “TIF Districts: A Primer,” North Carolina Bar Association Land Use Law Quarterly Newsletter (2014).
  • Author, “Still as Moonlight: Why Tax Increment Financing Stalled in North Carolina,” 91 N.C.L. Rev. 661 (2013).
  • Co-Author, “An Assessment of PACE Local Government Financing Issues in Three States,” UNC Environmental Finance Center White Paper (2012).
  • Author, “The Trail and the Bench: Elections and Their Effect on Opinion Writing in the North Carolina Court of Appeals,” University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Master of Public Administration Capstone, Spring 2010.
  • Author, “Life and the Death Penalty: Passing Life Without Parole Legislation in Texas, Future Implications, and an Examination of Texas’ Death Row,” Louisiana State University Honors Thesis, 2006.