Public Finance

Stradling is a recognized leader and innovator in public finance having earned national and regional recognitions.

In 2014, the firm closed a $1.4 billion toll road refinancing – one the of the largest ever. The public finance team also played an integral role in developing the LA County Redevelopment Refunding Authority’s program for refunding tax allocation bonds issued by former California Redevelopment Agencies. As such, the program was awarded “2014 Deal of the Year” from The Bond Buyer for the Western Region.

In 2013, Stradling was recognized for doing more bond and disclosure counsel deals in California than any other law firm in the country, earning top ranking by The Bond Buyer.

In 2012, the firm ranked second among all bond counsel firms in the state based on the dollar amount of transactions serving as bond counsel on $6 billion of bonds and transactions issued by public agencies in California.

Stradling was also one of the top ten public finance firms nationally - based on the dollar amount of transactions.

In addition to its bond sector counsel practice, the firm ranked second nationally among all firms as disclosure counsel, and first in California as underwriters counsel.

A recognized leader in public finance, Stradling has provided expertise in the following areas since 1978:

  • State and federal securities laws
  • Federal tax law
  • K through 12 education
  • Community college and higher education
  • City, county, and state general fund lease revenue
  • Water, sewer, electrical, and solid waste enterprise revenue
  • Tax increment
  • Land secured financing
  • 501(c) nonprofit corporations
  • Transportation and airports
  • Multifamily housing
  • Derivatives

The firm has been involved in nearly every type of financing undertaken by public agencies and for over 40 years has helped to develop many innovative financing programs. Our attorneys address unique financing problems with a solutions-oriented approach to working with the issuer and the rest of its finance team.

Stradling lawyers are also recognized leaders in federal securities laws and federal tax laws.