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Public Finance and Local Government Law

We represent public entities such as cities, counties, urban renewal agencies, school districts, irrigation districts, universities, health care providers, and housing developers in tax-exempt bond issues.

We participated in the first issuance of assessment bonds by a community infrastructure district in Idaho, a development tool recently created by the Idaho Legislature. In the last two years, we have issued the bond opinion in over $500 million of Idaho bond issues.

We also serve as underwriter’s counsel, taking the lead on preparation of disclosure documents in municipal finance offerings. In addition to work as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel, we also serve as borrower’s counsel in conduit financings, and as issuer’s and lender’s counsel. We also participate in transactions in Oregon and Washington.

We provide advice and assistance beginning with the election process, continuing through the issuance of the bonds, and addressing post-issuance compliance requirements. Additionally, our attorneys have represented a number of entities seeking judicial confirmation of indebtedness pursuant to Idaho Code § 7-1304.

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Public Finance and Local Government Law Insights

State Tax Amnesty Comes to Idaho

The Multistate Tax Commission was created to empower the states to protect their sovereign authority to impose taxes and avoid federal preemption. It was created…


IBR Features Article by Tom Mortell – Idaho’s Telehealth Access Act: Another Step Toward Reform

Many Idaho businesses would argue that relief from ever-increasing insurance premiums is long overdue. The passage of the Idaho Telehealth Access Act might bring part…

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