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Kutak Rock has served as counsel to underwriters since we first began participating in municipal bond financings more than 40 years ago, and year after year we rank as one of the top firms in the nation in the role of underwriter’s counsel. We have served as underwriter’s counsel to all of the major national and international investment banking firms and most of the regional investment banking firms. We have represented underwriters on financings completed in all 50 states, as well as various territories of the United States, and have represented them on nearly every conceivable type of municipal bond financing structure.

In recent years, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), among others, have released new rules, regulations, decisions and guidelines that directly affect our underwriting clients. We have unparalleled experience in guiding our clients through this maze of ever-increasing rules and regulations governing the investment banking industry.

We advise our underwriting clients of all aspects of disclosure associated with a financing by guiding them through the disclosure process and by making sure the disclosure disseminated to the investing public meets all federal and state rules and regulations. As one of the top bond counsel and disclosure counsel firms in the nation, we also provide our underwriting clients with a complete understanding of all aspects of any financing.

At a time when regulatory activity is accelerating and the municipal bond market is under increased scrutiny, we provide our underwriting clients with the confidence that the transactions they are involved in will not only fully comply with the law, but that their interests will be fully represented.