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Fred H. Marienthal III


For more than 35 years at Kutak Rock, Fred has successfully collaborated with the firm’s clients to develop and implement creative and innovative “first-of-their-kind” financing structures.

Fred has participated in over 965 financings aggregating $31.9 billion and focuses his practice on higher education facility financings, conduit private activity bonds, nonprofit facility financings and multifamily housing revenue bonds. He routinely serves as bond, disclosure and underwriter’s counsel on tax-exempt bond financings for public and nonprofit colleges and universities, charter and independent schools, charitable organizations and housing authorities.

Fred is also a member of the firm’s Government Relations group and chairs the firm’s federal multicandidate political action committee.  He has represented an array of issuers and financial institutions before various state legislatures and federal agencies.


Fred serves as a board member for Kitchen Sisters Productions, Public Media Company, the University of Colorado School of Public Affairs Dean’s Advisory Board and the University of Colorado-Denver’s Chancellor’s Development Committee.



Speaking Engagements

  • Bond or disclosure counsel to all of Colorado’s governing boards of higher education.
  • Bond counsel to several Colorado city or county housing authorities.
  • Bond counsel on multistate tax-exempt qualified 501(c)(3) bond financing programs, such as the National Jewish Federation Bond Program and a land acquisition program on behalf of The Nature Conservancy.
  • Bond and disclosure counsel to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
  • Financing counsel to Public Radio Media.
  • Bond and disclosure counsel to many independent and charter schools.
  • Prior bond counsel, special tax counsel and disclosure counsel to the treasurers of the States of Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada and Rhode Island.
  • Assisted with the drafting and adoption of legislation relating to debt financings in the States of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming.

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Public Finance Law, 2023 
  • Colorado Capital Conference, attendee, 2013
  • Law Week Colorado, named one of 11 "Lawyers of the Year" in Colorado, 2010