Thomas is a member of Butler Snow’s business department and practices within the Public Finance, Tax Incentives, and Credit Markets Group with central focus on tax-exempt and taxable financings on behalf of local governments and school districts throughout Louisiana, in capacities of bond counsel and underwriter's counsel.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2003
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Louisiana: Middle, Eastern, Western
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts - Louisiana: Middle

Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers®
    • Louisiana Rising Stars, 2012-2014
  • Assistant La. Supreme Court Bar Examiner for Code I of the Louisiana Bar Exam

Education & Honors

  • Southern University Law Center, J.D., 2003
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., Business Administration, cum laude, 1998

Experience

  • Mr. Hessburg has recently served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel or underwriters counsel in the following transactions:
    • $9,295,000 Taxable General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, Series 2021A, of the Zachary Community School District No.1, State of Louisiana
    • $15,025,000 Taxable Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021 of the Consolidated Waterworks and Wastewater District No. 1 of the Parish of St. Charles, Louisiana
    • $29,325,000 City of Baton Rouge, State of Louisiana Taxable Refunding Bonds, Series 2021
    • $137,210,000 Multi-Modal Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021A of the East Baton Rouge Sewerage Commission
    • $16,200,000 Louisiana Local Government Environmental Facilities and Community Development Authority Revenue Refunding Bonds (Entergy Louisiana, LLC Project), Series 2021A
    • $182,480,000 Louisiana Local Government Environmental Facilities and Community Development Authority Revenue Refunding Bonds (Entergy Louisiana, LLC Project), Series 2021B
    • $7,539,905 Louisiana Housing Corporation Single Family Mortgage Revenue Refunding Bonds (Mortgage Backed Securities Pass-Through Program), Series 2021A (Federally Taxable)
    • $40,000,000 Louisiana Housing Corporation Single Family Mortgage Revenue Refunding Bonds (Home Ownership Program), Series 2021B (Non-AMT) (Social Bonds)
    • $178,195,000 City of New Orleans, Louisiana Taxable Sewerage Service Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021
    • 194,300,000 City of New Orleans, Louisiana Taxable Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021
    • $61,385,000 Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020A (Tax-Exempt) of the East Baton Rouge Sewerage Commission
    • $224,900,000 Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020B (Taxable) of the East Baton Rouge Sewerage Commission
    • $129,950,000 Revenue Bonds of the Parish of East Baton Rouge Capital Improvements District, Series 2019
    • $361,325,00 Louisiana Local Government Environmental Facilities and Community Development Authority, Subordinate Lien Refunding Bonds (East Baton Rouge Sewerage Commission Project), Series 2020A (Taxable)
    • $182,080,000 Louisiana Local Government Environmental Facilities and Community Development Authority (East Baton Rouge Sewerage Commission Project), Subordinate Lien Multi-Modal Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020B
    • $138,800,000 Taxable Utilities Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020 of the City of Alexandria, State of Louisiana
    • $100,000,000 General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2020 of the Parishwide School District of Ascension Parish, State of Louisiana
    • $40,340,000 Taxable General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, Series 2020 of the Parishwide School District of Ascension Parish, State of Louisiana
    • $477,660,000 State of Louisiana Gasoline and Fuels Tax Taxable Revenue Refunding Bonds, 2020 Series A-2
    • $68,245,000 State of Louisiana Gasoline and Fuels Tax Taxable Revenue Refunding Bonds, 2020 Series A-2
    • $4,755,000 General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2020, Parishwide School District No. 3 of West Baton Rouge Parish, State of Louisiana
    • $120,000,000 Orleans Parish School Board Supplemental Revenue Anticipation Draw-Down Note, Series 2020
    • $100,000,000 Parish School Board Revenue Anticipation Draw-Down Note, Series 2020A