Municipalities and public entities are held to increasing challenges and constantly changing standards of liability in their efforts to deliver key services. This, combined with the challenges of funding essential government functions, has made operating a public entity increasingly challenging. Now more than ever, proactive legal counsel can assist public entities in avoiding pitfalls, leveraging public-private partnerships, and dealing with regulation.
Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP offers efficient, aggressive, and creative counsel to public entities. We make a determined effort to anticipate problems, rather than merely responding to them.
Because of our expertise, we have been appointed as contracted City Attorneys, special counsel, and special investigators on sensitive matters that require discretion and neutrality. We also work with public universities on matters ranging from employment law advice to complicated real estate transactions, bond financing for public structures, public-records issues, and complex litigation.
Our attorneys are experienced in helping governmental issuers structure public finance transactions for infrastructure, essential services, and economic development, and in meeting the regulatory requirements for such transactions. We are recognized for creative approaches in developing financing solutions for emerging technologies, such as solar energy and the recycling of waste products. We have served in all capacities related to public finance transactions including bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel, and special issuer’s counsel.
State and local governments issue debt instruments to finance a variety of functions including infrastructure, essential services, and economic development. Most of these public financing’s require the services of bond counsel and underwriters.
With the increased complexity of public finance transactions, also comes increased concern about underwriters’ obligations. Underwriters’ counsel assists the underwriters in meeting their responsibility in the provision of full and fair disclosure to investors and the prevention of fraudulent, deceptive, and manipulative acts or omissions.