James T. Giel and Timothy A. Stratton Named Co-Chairs of Municipal Bond Department

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PHOENIX—Gust Rosenfeld, P.L.C. is pleased to announce that James T. Giel and Timothy A. Stratton have been named Co-Chairs of the Municipal Bond Department of the firm’s 20 member Public Law Section. The firm’s bond department was ranked #1 in Arizona by par amount for 2018 in the year-end bond counsel rankings recently issued by The Bond Buyer.

“Jim and Tim provide the leadership and guidance to maintain the strength and reputation that Gust Rosenfeld has built within the public finance community,” said Tom Chauncey, a member of the Executive Committee of the firm. “The firm has been representing Arizona municipalities, counties, school districts, community facilities districts, and other entities in public financing for nearly 100 years. With Jim and Tim’s combined leadership and experience, we look to continue that tradition of helping Arizona communities well into the future.”

James T. Giel (“Jim”) has a broad range of experience in public finance. Over the past 26 years, he has represented school districts, community facilities districts, fire districts, and other special districts as bond counsel, issuer’s counsel, special district counsel, borrower’s counsel, and underwriter’s counsel. He has been counsel on numerous transactions involving general obligation bonds, assessment bonds, revenue bonds, lease financings, and formation and consolidation elections.

Timothy A. Stratton (“Tim”) focuses his practice on public finance and Section 103 tax law. With 20 years of public finance experience, he represents colleges and universities, special districts, cities, towns and other units of local government in Arizona and Illinois in all matters related to the issuance of municipal securities. Tim has particular experience in Utility Revenue Financings as well as Excise Tax Obligations for cities, counties and other entities. He also maintains an active practice as underwriter, disclosure, and bank counsel on publicly and privately offered debt issues.


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