Paul M. Smith

(816) 502-4619 Kansas City
(816) 960-0041 Fax

Mr. Smith is one of the senior banking attorneys in the firm. Since joining Kutak Rock LLP in 1985 Mr. Smith’s practice has concentrated on the representation of commercial banks in a wide range of lending transactions with a focus on public finance. This includes the representation of lenders providing credit or liquidity support to publicly traded debt securities, the purchase of bonds and other debt securities and other forms of direct lending. He also represents commercial banks and insurance companies in a variety of derivatives and investment transactions involving financial products such as swaps, forward delivery agreements, repurchase agreements and investment agreements. Finally, Mr. Smith has represented commercial banks when lending to other financial institutions such as international insurance companies.

Representative list of recent engagements:

  • Structure municipal bond direct purchase program for major national bank and continue to serve as national program counsel.
  • Represent agent bank for bank group providing $2,500,000,000 letter of credit facility to international insurance company.
  • Represent agent bank for bank group providing $1,000,000,000 credit facility to Florida property insurer.
  • Represent bank group providing liquidity support for $500,000,000 in variable rate bonds issued for Midwestern health care group.
  • Represent group of banks providing $475,000,000 revolving credit facility supporting the commercial paper program of a South Carolina public utility.
  • Represent commercial bank as purchaser of $200,000,000 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico general obligation bonds.
  • Represent purchaser of $200,000,000 of bonds issued for the benefit of nonprofit health care group in California.
  • Represent bank as purchaser of $100,000,000 of bonds issued for a nonprofit hospital in New Jersey.
  • Represent bank as purchaser of $107,000,000 of bonds issued to finance an Atlanta sports stadium project.
  • Represent bank as issuer of letter of credit securing $140,000,000 of bonds issued by the City of Chicago for O’Hare Airport financing.