We’re dedicated to supporting our clients on projects that improve a community’s economy and build for the future while preserving the past. Our national Public Finance practice is different from other boutique law firms that might focus on only one area of the law. Our lawyers, in various U.S. markets, are well versed in public and municipal law, public finance and development incentives. We offer a full suite of services that address day-to-day operational decisions for both public and private entities, and we handle some of their most complex, high-profile, high-dollar projects, including financings in excess of hundreds of millions of dollars.

The firm’s Public Finance lawyers have extensive experience representing municipalities, underwriters, developers, borrowers, trustees, lenders, credit enhancement providers and other institutions as bond counsel, special tax counsel, underwriter’s counsel, developer’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, bank counsel and disclosure counsel to bring capital and redevelopment projects to fruition. Our Public Finance and Tax lawyers work closely with clients on post-issuance compliance and tax controversy matters related to debt obligations, including providing assistance in responding to tax-exempt bond examinations/audits, taking remedial action, and Voluntary Closing Agreement Program requests (VCAP). This holistic approach to public law and finance allows us to maximize the value we provide to our clients.

Our firm is active in the Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, and many of our lawyers are included in the directory of Municipal Bond Attorneys of the United States published by The Bond Buyer (known as the "Red Book").

Constructively Leveraging Finance and Development Incentives

From bond financing matters, economic development and public infrastructure projects to public-private partnerships (P3), we have dedicated lawyers committed to educating our clients about financing options, who work closely with other transaction participants to achieve our client’s financing goals.

Our lawyers also counsel cities, counties, districts and other governmental entities and political subdivisions in the areas of land use, general municipal law and economic development, including the provision of state and local development incentives. We work with clients to identify development incentives that will best suit their needs, including the use of tax increment financing (TIF), tax abatement strategies, and the formation of special purpose districts such as transportation development districts (TDD), community improvement districts (CID), neighborhood improvement districts (NID) and port improvement districts (PID) under applicable state law.

Serving Municipalities

For generations, Armstrong Teasdale has been recognized as a leader with a strong reputation working for local governmental units. Our team includes lawyers with experience serving as city and prosecuting lawyers, city managers and administrators. We have participated in numerous public finance transactions including debt obligations issued by cities, counties, districts, agencies, authorities and various other governmental entities and political subdivisions and special taxing districts.

Cross-Functional Approach

We work in close coordination with the firm’s lawyers across practice areas, including construction and design, litigation and tax. In addition, our lawyers work with  Armstrong Teasdale subsidiary AT Government Strategies, LLC (ATGS) to achieve the best possible results for our clients. The bipartisan team of ATGS lawyers, lobbyists and political consultants has a long track record of success in helping shape public policy, legislation and regulations on behalf of clients at the federal, state and local levels of government.

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