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 attorneys, 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 attorneys 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 attorneys 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 attorneys 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 attorneys committed to educating our clients about financing options, who work closely with other transaction participants to achieve our client’s financing goals.

Our attorneys 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. Certain of our lawyers have experience serving as city and prosecuting attorneys and others as former 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 attorneys across practice areas, including construction and design, litigation and tax. In addition, our attorneys work with the following Armstrong Teasdale subsidiaries to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

  • AT Government Strategies, LLC (ATGS): Our bipartisan team of 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.
  • Development Dynamics (D2): D2 provides economic development, tax analysis and advisory services for clients interested in the evaluation and implementation of difficult and time-consuming economic development programs.
Contact Us
  • Worldwide
  • Boston, MA
  • Denver, CO
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Jefferson City, MO
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • St. Louis, MO
Worldwide
abstract image of world map
Boston, MA
225 Franklin Street
26th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Google Maps
Boston, Massachusetts
Denver, CO
4643 S. Ulster St.
Suite 800
Denver, CO 80237
Google Maps
Denver, Colorado
Edwardsville, IL
115 N. Second St.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Google Maps
Edwardsville, Illinois
Jefferson City, MO
3405 W. Truman Boulevard
Suite 210
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Google Maps
Jefferson City, Missouri
Kansas City, MO
2345 Grand Blvd.
Suite 1500
Kansas City, MO 64108
Google Maps
Kansas City, Missouri
Las Vegas, NV
3770 Howard Hughes Parkway
Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Google Maps
Las Vegas, Nevada
New York, NY
919 Third Ave., 37th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Google Maps
New York City
Philadelphia, PA
2005 Market Street
29th Floor, One Commerce Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Google Maps
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Princeton, NJ
100 Overlook Center
Second Floor
Princeton, NJ 08540
Google Maps
Princeton, New Jersey
Salt Lake City, UT
257 East 200 South
Suite 350
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Google Maps
Salt Lake City, Utah
St. Louis, MO
7700 Forsyth Blvd.
Suite 1800
St. Louis, MO 63105
Google Maps
St. Louis, Missouri