Ken Pollock is a public finance attorney with over 25 years of experience in public finance transactions. He regularly serves as bond counsel, as disclosure counsel, and as counsel to underwriters, issuers, borrowers, trustees, banks, and credit enhancers in tax-exempt and taxable financings for governmental and private entities.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1989
  • New York, 1988

Distinctions

  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Public Finance Law, 2020-2022
  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, 2012-2013, 2016, 2019

Education & Honors

  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1987
    • Editorial Board, Georgia Law Review
  • The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Finance, 1984

Experience

  • Regularly serves as bond counsel, as disclosure counsel, and as counsel to underwriters, issuers, borrowers, developers, trustees, banks and credit enhancers in tax-exempt and taxable financings for governmental and private entities.
  • Significant experience on virtually every financing structure used by state and local governments to finance governmental projects, including general obligation bonds and sales tax bonds for counties, municipalities, and school districts, revenue bonds for water, sewer, and storm water systems, urban redevelopment projects, airports, arenas and convention facilities, gas and electric utilities, and other governmental enterprises, tax anticipation notes, bond anticipation notes, annual appropriation debt, and debt secured by intergovernmental contracts.
  • Significant experience on numerous conduit financings benefiting integrated health care systems, hospitals, senior living facilities, charter schools, private K-12 schools, higher education and research facilities, manufacturing facilities, and multifamily housing developments.
  • Participated in a variety of financing structures involving fixed rate and variable rate structures, public offerings, private placements, bank direct purchases, lease financings, insured and letter of credit-backed bonds, remarketings, interest rate conversions, and various derivative products, including interest rate swaps.
  • Significant experience on complex economic development projects, including advising public entities, private developers, large publicly traded corporations, and a major nonprofit healthcare system regarding property tax abatement and other public incentives in Georgia.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Presenter, "Three C’s of Charter Facilities – Concepts/Costs/Construction?" Georgia Charter Schools Association Facilities Conference, September 2016.
  • Presenter, "Own Instead of Rent!  Can Your Charter School Meet the Requirements to Finance the Acquisition of Your Building with Muni Bonds?" Georgia Charter Schools Leadership Conference, January 2015.
  • Presenter, “All Things Debt,” Georgia Government Finance Officers Association 29th Annual Conference, October 2014.
  • Presenter, “Bonding for Georgia Charter Schools is Still Alive.  Can Your School Meet the Requirements of the Changing Market Place?” Georgia Charter Schools Association Annual Conference, October 2012.
  • Presenter, “Types of Frequently Used Debt Obligations Allowed Under Georgia Law,” Mauldin & Jenkins Governmental Accounting Seminar, April and May 2012.
  • Presenter, “Prospects of Your School Being Able to Bond,” Georgia Charter Schools Association Annual Conference, October 2011.
  • Presenter, “Bauerband v. Jackson County: Lease/Purchase Agreements,” 51st Annual Institute for City and County Attorneys, September 2004.