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Kutak Rock’s attorneys serve as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, special tax counsel, issuer’s counsel, real estate counsel and underwriter’s counsel for port and marine terminal facilities situated on every coast of the United States and on major inland waterways. We have a vast array of experience with different types of port transactions and financing structures, including revenue bonds, general obligation revenue bonds, commercial paper notes, special facilities bonds/public-private partnerships and tender/bond purchase programs. Additionally, we provide advice to our port clients on a wide variety of other issues, including, real estate, environmental, tidelands trust and former military base closures and the subsequent re-use of such facilities. With this wealth of knowledge we are able to provide our clients with the industry’s most comprehensive assistance in structuring financings that meet their needs. Our service in these financings includes drafting the related bond indentures and disclosure documents, and providing legal advice on the many other issues that arise on a day-to-day basis.

We are continuously monitoring and advising our clients of the potential effects of current and future securities, tax and other laws and regulations on the operation of their ports. In this ever-changing legal landscape, our clients enjoy the comfort of knowing they have hired a firm that has the ability to recognize potential opportunities and risks and the expertise to advise them how to take advantage of such opportunities and/or avoid or mitigate such risks.