Dee P. Wisor

Dee P.

Wisor

Overview

Dee Wisor represents governmental entities and other transaction participants in public finance transactions and economic development matters. He is experienced in general obligation bonds, user fee revenue bonds, special assessment bonds, excise tax revenue bonds, lease transactions, tax increment financings and private activity bonds. He is known for his expertise about Colorado’s constitutional Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (“TABOR”). Dee has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® since 2007 and is a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel.  He is a former President of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Experience

  • Represents governmental entities and other transaction participants in public finance transactions and economic development matters.
  • Financings include general obligation bonds, user fee revenue bonds, special assessment bonds, excise tax revenue bonds, lease transactions, tax increment financings, housing financings and private activity bonds.
  • Economic development matters include development or annexation agreements and economic incentive agreements.
  • Acted as bond counsel for the Denver Metropolitan Football Stadium District in connection with the issuance of bonds to finance the stadium where the Denver Broncos play.

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Lawyer of the Year, Public Finance Law (Denver), 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2024
    • Public Finance Law, 2007-2024
  • Winner, "Best of the Bar," for Public Finance, Denver Business Journal, 2005
  • Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1976

Education

  • University of Denver, J.D., 1976
  • Dickinson College, B.A., Economics, 1973

Associations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
    • Board Member, 2011-2020
    • President, 2018-2019
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Local Government Section

Papers, Presentations & Publications

  • Panelist, “A TABOR Review with Some Gallagher Too”, Special District Association of Colorado, September 24, 2020.
  • Speaker, “NABL Officials Talk Regs, Infrastructure,” The Bond Buyer Podcast, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Amendments to SEC Rule 15c2-12”, Colorado Municipal League, May 20, 2019.
  • Panelist, “Luncheon and Panel Discussion: An Update from DC,” National Association of Bond Lawyers’ Institute Conference, Bonita Springs, Fla., March 7, 2019.
  • Panelist, “The Road Ahead: Municipal Securities Disclosure in an Evolving Market”, Securities and Exchange Commission, December 6, 2018.
  • Faculty Member, "P3 Boot Camp," The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships, Nashville, Tennessee, June 19, 2018.
  • Panelist, “Municipal Industry Roundtable,” National Federation of Municipal Analysts, May 29, 2018.
  • Quoted, "MSRB's Kelly: SEC Bank Loan Enforcement Case Could Be Coming," The Bond Buyer, May 14, 2015.
  • Author, "Twenty Years of TABOR," Colorado Municipalities, December 2013.
  • Presenter, "Twenty Years of TABOR," Colorado Municipal League 2013 Annual Seminar on Municipal Law.
  • Presenter, "Bonds 101," Colorado Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, 2013.
  • Faculty member at several National Association of Bond Lawyer’s programs, including chair of the Fundamentals of Bond Law in 2010.
  • Presenter, "Election November 2010: Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61" to over 20 organizations around Colorado.
  • Co-Author, "Public Moneys and Ballot Issues Under the Fair Campaign Practices Act," 34 Colorado Lawyer, 81 (September 2005).
  • Co-Author, "Enterprises Under Article X, s. 20 of the Colorado Constitution, Part 1," 27 Colorado Lawyer, 55 (April 1998) and Part 2, 27 Colorado Lawyer, 65 (May 1998).
  • Author, "Amendment One: Government by Plebiscite," 22 Colorado Lawyer, 293 (February 1993).

Dee P.

Wisor

Overview

Dee Wisor represents governmental entities and other transaction participants in public finance transactions and economic development matters. He is experienced in general obligation bonds, user fee revenue bonds, special assessment bonds, excise tax revenue bonds, lease transactions, tax increment financings and private activity bonds. He is known for his expertise about Colorado’s constitutional Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (“TABOR”). Dee has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® since 2007 and is a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel.  He is a former President of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Experience

  • Represents governmental entities and other transaction participants in public finance transactions and economic development matters.
  • Financings include general obligation bonds, user fee revenue bonds, special assessment bonds, excise tax revenue bonds, lease transactions, tax increment financings, housing financings and private activity bonds.
  • Economic development matters include development or annexation agreements and economic incentive agreements.
  • Acted as bond counsel for the Denver Metropolitan Football Stadium District in connection with the issuance of bonds to finance the stadium where the Denver Broncos play.

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Lawyer of the Year, Public Finance Law (Denver), 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2024
    • Public Finance Law, 2007-2024
  • Winner, "Best of the Bar," for Public Finance, Denver Business Journal, 2005
  • Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1976

Education

  • University of Denver, J.D., 1976
  • Dickinson College, B.A., Economics, 1973

Associations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
    • Board Member, 2011-2020
    • President, 2018-2019
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Local Government Section

Papers, Presentations & Publications

  • Panelist, “A TABOR Review with Some Gallagher Too”, Special District Association of Colorado, September 24, 2020.
  • Speaker, “NABL Officials Talk Regs, Infrastructure,” The Bond Buyer Podcast, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Amendments to SEC Rule 15c2-12”, Colorado Municipal League, May 20, 2019.
  • Panelist, “Luncheon and Panel Discussion: An Update from DC,” National Association of Bond Lawyers’ Institute Conference, Bonita Springs, Fla., March 7, 2019.
  • Panelist, “The Road Ahead: Municipal Securities Disclosure in an Evolving Market”, Securities and Exchange Commission, December 6, 2018.
  • Faculty Member, "P3 Boot Camp," The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships, Nashville, Tennessee, June 19, 2018.
  • Panelist, “Municipal Industry Roundtable,” National Federation of Municipal Analysts, May 29, 2018.
  • Quoted, "MSRB's Kelly: SEC Bank Loan Enforcement Case Could Be Coming," The Bond Buyer, May 14, 2015.
  • Author, "Twenty Years of TABOR," Colorado Municipalities, December 2013.
  • Presenter, "Twenty Years of TABOR," Colorado Municipal League 2013 Annual Seminar on Municipal Law.
  • Presenter, "Bonds 101," Colorado Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference, 2013.
  • Faculty member at several National Association of Bond Lawyer’s programs, including chair of the Fundamentals of Bond Law in 2010.
  • Presenter, "Election November 2010: Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61" to over 20 organizations around Colorado.
  • Co-Author, "Public Moneys and Ballot Issues Under the Fair Campaign Practices Act," 34 Colorado Lawyer, 81 (September 2005).
  • Co-Author, "Enterprises Under Article X, s. 20 of the Colorado Constitution, Part 1," 27 Colorado Lawyer, 55 (April 1998) and Part 2, 27 Colorado Lawyer, 65 (May 1998).
  • Author, "Amendment One: Government by Plebiscite," 22 Colorado Lawyer, 293 (February 1993).