Carmen is a member of the Public Finance, Tax Incentives & Credit Markets Group where she focuses on public finance, municipal bonds, economic development incentives, and government relations.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2000
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Louisiana: Eastern, Middle, Western

Distinctions

  • Top 40 Under 40, Baton Rouge Business Report, 2009
  • Graduate, Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class, 2009

Education & Honors

  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 2000
    • Louisiana Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., Political Science, 1997
  • Clerkship, Chief Judge Frank J. Polozola, U.S. District for the Middle District of Louisiana

Experience

  • $210,000 Hammond Area Recreation District No. 1 of the Parish of Tangipahoa, State of Louisiana Certificates of Indebtedness, Series 2011.
  • $16,640,000 Hammond Area Recreation District No. 1 of the Parish of Tangipahoa, State of Louisiana Limited Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2011.
  • $2,000,000 Parish of West Baton Rouge, State of Louisiana Sales Tax Revenue Bonds (Westport Area Wastewater Project), Series 2010.
  • $110,000 City of Thibodaux, State of Louisiana Utilities Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2010
  • $930,000 City of Slidell, State of Louisiana Utilities Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2010.
  • $4,000,000 Ward Two Water District of the Parish of Livingston, State of Louisiana Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2010.
  • $9,950,000 City of Slidell, State of Louisiana General Obligation Bonds, Series 2010.
  • $350,000 Rural Fire Protection District No. 2 of the Parish of Tangipahoa, State of Louisiana Certificates of Indebtedness, Series 2010B (Natalbany Volunteer Fire Department).
  • $300,000 Rural Fire Protection District No. 2 of the Parish of Tangipahoa, State of Louisiana Certificates of Indebtedness, Series 2010A (Husser Volunteer Fire Department).
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • The Roles and Responsibilities of a Public Finance Attorney, Winning Legal Strategies for Public Finance Lawyers, Leading Lawyers on Government Debt, State & Federal Tax, Inside the Minds, August 2005.