Caitlyn is an experienced public finance and economic development attorney. She provides counsel on taxable and tax-exempt public offerings, limited offerings, direct placements, and bank loans relating to multi-family housing, senior living facilities, universities and stadiums, secondary educational facilities, healthcare facilities, and recreational and hotel developments. Caitlyn’s representative projects span the country. She regularly serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and trustee’s counsel. 

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Caitlyn Burchfield is an attorney with Butler Snow LLP, which she joined in September 2014. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the Honors program at the University of Alabama, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Cardinal Key, and the Chi Omega fraternity, and is a 2014 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was Managing Editor of the Law & Psychology Review. She works in the Public Finance Group of Butler Snow. Caitlyn is admitted to the State Bars of Alabama and Mississippi, the U.S. District Courts for all Districts of Alabama and Mississippi, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Caitlyn has experience with various types of tax-exempt and taxable debt, including direct bank placements and public market offerings, general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, bond anticipation notes, tax anticipation warrants, special assessment revenue bonds, tax increment bonds, USDA financings, and refundings of prior issuances. Caitlyn’s representative projects include developments in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Texas, Massachusetts, and California. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Caitlyn’s work has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as “One to Watch” in both Public Finance and Real Estate law for two consecutive years (2020, 2021). In Fall 2021, she was recognized in the Birmingham Business Journal’s 2021 NextGen: Law, which honors up-and-coming individuals in the legal world who are under the age of 40. She is active in a wide range of community organizations, most recently having served as the Executive Vice President of the Rotaract Club of Birmingham from 2020-2021.

 

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2014
  • Mississippi, 2015
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Alabama: Northern, Middle, Southern
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit

Civic Involvement

  • Rotaract Club of Birmingham
    • Executive Vice President, 2020-2021
    • Vice President of Membership Development, 2019-2020
    • Chair, Leadership Development Program, 2018-2019
  • Alabama Symphony Orchestra Junior Patrons
    • Immediate-Past President, 2019-2020
    • President, 2018-2019
    • Vice President, 2017-2018
  • Partner and Mentor, NextGen Birmingham Pitch Competition, 2017-2019
  • Birmingham Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Leadership Class, 2016
  • Children's of Alabama, Committee for the Future, 2015

Distinctions

  • Birmingham Business Journal, NextGen: Law, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Public Finance Law, 2021-2022
    • Ones to Watch, Real Estate Law, 2021-2022

Education & Honors

  • University of Alabama, J.D., 2014
    • Managing Editor, Law & Psychology Review
    • Honor Council Ombudsperson
    • Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society
    • Federalist Society
    • American Constitution Society
    • National Association of Bond Lawyers Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Recipient (2014)
  • University of Alabama, B.A., English and Classics, summa cum laude, 2011
    • Graduate, Honors College
    • UA Presidential Scholar
    • Robert C. Byrd Scholar
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Board Member, SGA: State & National Lobbying Affairs
    • Foundation Ambassador, Chi Omega

Experience

  • Served as underwriter’s counsel in connection with bond issues to finance the acquisition or construction of continuing care retirement communities in numerous states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.
  • Served as co-bond counsel in connection with the issuance by an Alabama water works board of its $480,995,000 senior taxable water revenue refunding bonds.
  • Served as co-bond counsel in connection with the issuance by an Alabama city of its $128,645,000 general obligation warrants (taxable and tax-exempt).
  • Served as trustee’s counsel to North Carolina banking corporation in connection with several tax-exempt direct placements in Louisiana and Mississippi.
  • Served as bond counsel to Alabama County in connection with the County’s state gasoline tax anticipation warrants.
  • Served as underwriter’s counsel to Mississippi utility authority in connection with the issuance of $146,890,000 Taxable Revenue Refunding Bonds.
  • Served as bond counsel to a Mississippi corporation in connection with the direct placement of not to exceed $65,000,000 taxable revenue bonds for the construction, installation, and equipping of a wood pellet export facility to be located in Jackson County, Mississippi.
  • Served as bond counsel to a Mississippi medical center in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable revenue bonds exceeding $130,000,000 for the purpose of refunding certain outstanding indebtedness and expanding hospital facilities.
  • Served as bond counsel to an Alabama special care authority in connection with the issuance of a tax-exempt series of bonds exceeding $80,000,000 for the purpose of renovating and expanding senior living facilities.
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, “Disaster Recovery Bond Financing,” National Association of Bond Lawyers, September 5, 2018.
  • Author, “Resurrecting Zubulake,” 2012, Dish® “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition.