Kate is a senior paralegal in the Financial Services & Capital Markets team who focuses her practice on public finance. She is experienced in a wide range of public finance transactions utilizing both taxable and tax-exempt structures, including general obligation bonds and notes, water and electric utility revenue bonds, lease financings, industrial development revenue bonds, exempt facility bonds, housing bonds, bond anticipation notes, tax and revenue anticipation notes, and current and advance refundings.
Kate works closely with attorneys in all stages of a financing, often with the attorneys engaged in multiple capacities as bond counsel, lender’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel and borrower’s counsel. Her skills are used extensively in drafting documents, legal research, due diligence, document review and project management.
Kate understands the timing and complexities of public finance transactions and communicates regularly with clients, issuers, financial advisors, governmental agencies and other participants to ensure that critical deadlines are met for governmental approvals, legal notices, public hearings and required filings. She routinely manages multiple public finance closings, coordinates document signings with clients and other financing participants, and is responsible for completing all post-closing work, including timely filing of documents with state and federal agencies. Kate also assists with marketing efforts for the team in preparing public finance marketing materials and responses to RFPs, as well as maintaining transaction databases.
Kate’s representative work includes: