Kevin L. Barney

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Mr. Barney, a partner in Kutak Rock’s Chicago office, was a partner in the law firm of Katten Muchin & Zavis, Chicago, Illinois, and an associate in the law firm of Borge and Pitt, Chicago, Illinois, prior to joining the firm’s Chicago office. Mr. Barney has more than 25 years’ experience in, and currently devotes all of his time to, public finance. He emphasizes the following practice areas: (a) general market financing, particularly in Illinois and Wisconsin; (b) qualified small issue bonds for manufacturing facilities; (c) exempt facility bonds; (d) qualified 501(c)(3) bonds; and (e) the tax law relating to tax-exempt bonds.

Mr. Barney has served in the capacities of bond counsel, underwriter’s or placement agent’s counsel, special issuer’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and credit enhancer’s counsel for billions of dollars in principal amount of bonds. In the 1980s he served as bond counsel for the Illinois Development Finance Authority’s pooled bond program. He has worked on numerous financings for the City of Chicago and other issuers, and is currently bond counsel to the Cities of Madison and Janesville in Wisconsin.

  • Serving as bond counsel for general obligation and revenue bonds of cities, counties and school districts.
  • Serving as bond counsel to the pooled bond program of a large state financing authority.
  • Serving as bond counsel for numerous private activity bonds, including small issues, airports, multifamily housing, solid waste disposal and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Serving as underwriters' counsel for a wide variety of bond issues.