George L. Scruggs, Jr.

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Mr. Scruggs’ primary practice is in public finance where he is engaged in financings for state and local governments, regional authorities, special purpose authorities, non-profit corporations and for–profit entities. He has extensive experience in public finance, having served as bond counsel, issuer’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and bank counsel in numerous tax-exempt and taxable financings in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in other jurisdictions. His experience includes general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, lease-purchase financings, industrial development revenue bonds, airport facilities, multifamily housing projects, educational facilities, utility projects, correctional facilities, non-profit financings, tax credit projects, regional projects and others. His experience also includes project financings for public/private economic development initiatives. He also has served as general counsel for special purpose authorities. Mr. Scruggs frequently serves as a panelist and presenter on public finance matters.

Presentations:

  • Initial Offering and Continuing Disclosure Compliance, Virginia Government Finance Officers Association Fall Conference, October 2011.
  • Municipal Securities Law Compliance, Virginia Local Government Attorneys Association Spring Conference, April 2011.
  • Community Development Authorities: Public-Private Financing Tool for Localities, Virginia Industrial Development Authorities Institute, April 2008.
  • Securities Law Considerations for the Local Government Attorney, Virginia Local Government Attorneys Association Spring Conference, April 2007.
  • Community Development Authorities: Public-Private Financing Tool for Localities, Virginia Industrial Development Authorities Institute, April 2007.
  • Housing Authorities – A Partner in Economic Development, Virginia Local Government Attorneys Association Fall Conference, October 2006.
  • Community Development Authorities: Public-Private Financing Tool for Localities, Virginia Industrial Development Authorities Institute, April 2006.
  • Anatomy of a Bond Issue, Henrico County, VA, Sixth Annual Local Government Bond School, April 2003.
  • Anatomy of a Bond Issue, Henrico County, VA, Fifth Annual Local Government Bond School, April 2002.
  • The Bond Buyer, 2nd MidAtlantic Public Finance Conference, October 2002 – Panel Moderator, Government Risk Management.
  • Multifamily Housing Bonds presentation: 7th Annual Developer’s Tax Credit Conference, Orlando, Florida, January 2001.
  • Urban Revitalization: An Affordable Housing Conference, Chicago, July 2000.
  • Virginia Association of Housing and Community Development Officials, Virginia Beach, May 2000.
  • Tax-Exempt Private Activity Bond Workshop, Richmond, Virginia, May 2000.
  • Sixth Annual Developer’s Tax Credit Conference, Orlando, Florida, January 2000.

Publications:

  • “Municipal Securities Law Compliance,” Virginia Local Government Attorneys Association Conference, Spring 2011.
  • “The Role of the Local Government Attorney in Bond Issues – Securities Law Considerations,” Virginia Local Government Association Spring Conference, April 2007.
  • “Using Your Housing Authority – A Partner in Economic Development,” Virginia Local Government Association Fall Conference, October 2006.
  • “Bond Basics-Securities Law Considerations,” Virginia Local Government Attorneys Spring Conference, April 2003.
  • “Tax-Exempt Lease Financing,” Virginia Local Government Attorneys Association Spring Conference, March 2002.