Jerry has served as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel in numerous financings in 25 states and in the District of Columbia.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1969

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 2006-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Public Finance Law, 2019-2020

Education & Honors

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1968
  • Wheaton College, A.B., Business and Economics, 1964

Experience

  • Served as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, bank counsel, borrower's counsel, and issuer's counsel in traditional governmental issues and in conduit financings.
  • Participated in bond transactions in 25 states plus the District of Columbia.
  • Experience in financing hospitals, other types of health care facilities, continuing care retirement communities, higher education facilities, and multifamily housing projects.
  • Bond counsel or underwriter's counsel in connection with bond issues to finance acute care hospitals in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, and New York.
  • Bond counsel in connection with approximately $348,445,000 of revenue bonds to finance a proton therapy facility located in Atlanta, Georgia that is operated by Emory Healthcare’s Winship Cancer Institute. 
  • Bond counsel or underwriter's counsel in connection with over $1 billion of bond issues to finance continuing care retirement communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • Bond counsel or underwriter's counsel in connection with over $1 billion of bond issues to finance student housing and other university facilities in California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Vermont.
  • Bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel in connection with bond issues to finance skilled nursing or assisted living facilities in numerous states, including Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
  • Borrower's counsel in connection with bond issues to finance affordable housing, retirement, and educational facilities.
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Panelist, Bond Attorney’s Workshop, National Association of Bond Lawyers.