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Kutak Rock has been listed among the most active bond counsel firms in the nation in annual industry rankings since such statistics were first made available. In The Bond Buyer’s 2016 national law firm rankings, Kutak Rock ranked as the number four bond counsel in the nation, with 464 bond issues aggregating more than $16 billion. The firm has a reputation for undertaking sophisticated transactions involving the application of creative approaches to difficult financing problems.

Kutak Rock has served as bond counsel in more than 10,500 municipal bond issues aggregating more than $320 billion in principal amount in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. These bond issues run the gamut of tax-backed and revenue bond debt, including:

  • traditional general obligation bond issues
  • bond anticipation notes
  • municipal commercial paper
  • infrastructure financings (including water, sewer and electric bonds) 
  • higher education, health care and other 501(c)(3) conduit financings
  • special district and tax increment bonds
  • arena and convention center bonds
  • solid waste project financings
  • transportation financings (including airport, mass transit, port and toll road bonds)
  • single-family and multifamily housing bonds
  • student loan financings

Issuers for which the firm has served as bond counsel include:

  • states, counties, cities and school districts
  • public power districts
  • institutions of higher education
  • state housing finance agencies
  • student loan agencies