Bond Counsel

The attorneys at Holley & Pearson-Farrer LLP serve as bond counsel, lead bond counsel, and co-bond counsel to municipalities and quasi-governmental entities of all sizes in a wide variety of governmental and nonprofit industries. Read More

Disclosure Counsel

H|PF is the first MWBE firm to be engaged as sole disclosure counsel to the City of Chicago, Chicago’s Sales Tax Securitization Corporation, the City of Savannah, Georgia, and Chatham County, Georgia. We served as disclosure counsel on the 2023 Dea… Read More

Underwriters’ Counsel

The professionals at Holley & Pearson-Farrer routinely serve as counsel to leading national and regional investment banking firms in connection with the underwriting and remarketing of governmental bonds. As underwriters’ counsel, we assist the und… Read More

Complex Transactions and Post-Issuance Representation

Challenging, novel, and unique public finance transactions necessitate experienced legal counsel. At Holley & Pearson-Farrer LLP, we pride ourselves on providing personalized service that is responsive to changes in law, regulations and practice, the… Read More

Additional Public Finance Capabilities

The public finance capabilities of the attorneys at Holley & Pearson-Farrer LLP also include serving as issuer’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, bank counsel, and defeasance counsel. In providing these services, our attorneys draw on their broad… Read More

Issuer’s Counsel

Governmental and quasi-governmental bond issuers often include their own legal counsel (for instance, the city attorney, county attorney, corporation counsel, or general counsel) in the financing team. In transactions where an issuer does not have it… Read More

Borrower’s Counsel

The attorneys at H|PF have extensive experience serving as counsel to borrowers of all sizes and in a wide variety of industries in connection with conduit financing transactions. Our attorneys have represented not-for-profit borrowers in tax-exempt… Read More

Bank Counsel

In certain types of financings, such as private placements, bank loans, and variable-rate transactions, the bank purchaser or lender will retain its own counsel to draft and negotiate legal documents. H|PF has experience counseling leading national a… Read More

Defeasance Counsel

H|PF attorneys handle all aspects of tax-exempt and taxable bond financings. As such, we are frequently called upon to provide defeasance counsel services in connection with our role as bond counsel on transactions involving the defeasance and redemp… Read More

Public Finance Concentrations

The attorneys at Holley & Pearson-Farrer LLP have extensive experience representing sophisticated issuers in virtually every type of public financing transaction across myriad industries. We have particular expertise in six primary areas of conce… Read More

Economic Development

We advise regarding locating, improving, and expanding office, residential, industrial, retail, and mixed-use projects through TIF, special tax districts, PILOT bonds, and other capital financing vehicles, and we structure incentive packages between… Read More

Public-Private Partnerships

We understand what drives P3 projects and have extensive experience in active P3 sectors, including transportation, student housing, and water, sewer, and waste management. Our firm’s broad experience, deep relationships, and long history of financ… Read More

Primary, Secondary, and Higher Education Finance

A significant portion of our public finance practice consists of public school transactions and higher education financings. Our attorneys have experience serving as bond counsel to public school districts, assisting in financing capital improvements… Read More

Healthcare Finance

H|PF attorneys have participated in financings for healthcare facilities throughout the country as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriters’ counsel, and bank counsel. In addition to counseling issuers with regard to traditional conduit finan… Read More

Water, Sewer, and Waste Management Finance

The attorneys at Holley & Pearson-Farrer have decades of experience in helping municipalities protect and ensure the safety, availability, and affordability of the nation’s water supply. Our work has supported the construction and improvement o… Read More

Tax and Revenue Anticipation Obligations

Municipalities occasionally issue tax anticipation notes (TANs) and revenue anticipation notes (RANs) to bridge short-term mismatches between everyday ongoing expenditures and the scheduled periodic receipt of sales taxes, personal income taxes, ad v… Read More


The taxation practice at Holley & Pearson-Farrer LLP includes providing bond counsel and co-bond counsel tax opinions and advising clients on tax credit transactions. In providing these services, our attorneys draw on their in-depth experience in… Read More

Co-Bond Counsel Tax Opinions

We supplement our expertise by including attorneys experienced in securities, healthcare, environmental, real estate, and tax law, enabling us to anticipate and respond quickly to the needs of our public finance clients. Our attorneys routinely refer… Read More

Tax Credit Transactions

Our attorneys draw upon their broad experience in corporate, finance, real estate, and tax-exempt organizations law to assist our clients in structuring transactions with tax credits to provide additional funds to their projects’ capital stacks. Ho… Read More

Corporate Counseling and Business Transactions

We provide practical, strategic advice to corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and not-for-profit organizations, both domestically and internationally. Holley & Pearson-Farrer LLP provides counsel to businesses of all sizes in… Read More

Inquiries and Additional Information

Please reach out to us through the online contact page to discuss how we can assist with your public finance legal needs. Holley & Pearson-Farrer LLP is based in Chicago, with additional offices in Atlanta, New York, and Savannah, Georgia.