Derivatives and Investment Products

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Kutak Rock lawyers have been at the forefront in the development and implementation of numerous types of investment products and derivative securities transactions, both as part of new bond issues and in conjunction with secondary market issues unrelated to the issuance of new bonds.

For nearly 30 years, our firm has been deeply involved in the development of derivative municipal products used by financiers on Wall Street, including tender option bonds, interest rate swaps, forward placements, swaptions, detachable calls, leveraged floaters with embedded swaps and caps, portfolio dumps, coupon strips and single put transactions, among other types of structures. Our national investment products attorneys have participated in and addressed all of the legal issues associated with thousands of transactions, including investment agreements, collateralized investment agreements, repurchase agreements, forward delivery agreements, put agreements, escrow float agreements and other structured transactions involving the sale of securities.

We provide the highly complex legal and structural analysis these products require in addition to addressing the distinct portfolio needs of various institutional purchasers. A particular strength in these areas is our group of nationally recognized tax lawyers.

The broad experience of Kutak Rock lawyers dedicated to these practice areas enables our clients to achieve the economic goals of the parties to the transactions in the most efficient and profitable manner possible.