Debbie Sinclair Ruskin

(202) 828-2438
Partner
(202) 828-2488 Fax
Debbie.Ruskin@KutakRock.com

Ms. Ruskin, a partner in Kutak Rock’s Washington, D.C. office, practices primarily in the areas of public finance and banking law. Ms. Ruskin has served as bond counsel, bank counsel, purchaser’s counsel, swap provider’s counsel and underwriter’s counsel in debt issues aggregating more than $25 billion for a wide range of public and private projects including airport expansions, cultural institution and hospital expansions, public power facilities, water and sewer facilities, toll roads, bridges and university housing projects. She has particular expertise in the issuance of variable rate debt instruments, including variable rate demand bonds, indexed bonds, commercial paper and short-term debt.

Ms. Ruskin's current practice is focused on the representation of commercial banks in a variety of public finance transactions (publicly offered and privately placed) that incorporate the use of letters of credit, direct purchase agreements, liquidity facilities, bridge and permanent loans. She also has represented commercial banks in equipment lease financings for municipalities, school districts and federal agencies. Most recently, Ms. Ruskin has been assisting clients in workouts of distressed municipal securities, including debt of issuers who have sought protection under Chapter 9 of the bankruptcy code.