Our firm has been involved in public finance in Idaho for over thirty five (35) years, having completed a wide variety of financings aggregating in excess of $7 billion, including traditional municipal bonds such as general obligation bonds, sewer and water revenue bonds, special assessment and local improvement bonds, tax and revenue anticipation notes and warrants, as well as more complex refunding, leasing and revenue-based financings such as advance refundings, single family mortgage revenue bonds, multi-family housing revenue bonds, tax increment revenue allocation bonds, industrial development revenue bonds, educational facility bonds, hospital revenue bonds and certificates of participation in lease purchase and installment purchase obligations. We have handled both new financings and refinancings of existing obligations and we endeavor to find creative and responsible solutions to our client’s public finance needs.
The firm has maintained long-standing relationships with many of the state’s public finance issuers. We have represented the largest housing, transportation, economic development and nonprofit bond issuer in the state since 1973 on a variety of matters as general counsel and issuer’s counsel on various matters, as well as bond counsel on various financings. We also have served as bond counsel for various state and local water and sewer projects for more than thirty (30) years, and have served as bond counsel for a variety of state building projects in Idaho. We are also bond counsel to the state’s bond bank. On the local level, we have regularly served as bond counsel on a variety of financings for cities, counties, school districts and related entities throughout the State of Idaho and have provided services to many municipalities for over 35 years.
Our firm maintains a current listing under the Municipal Bond Attorney’s section of The Bond Buyer’s Directory of Municipal Bond Dealers (Redbook). The firm was the first Idaho law firm to be so listed (1977). Although other Idaho law firms now are listed in the Redbook, we believe no Idaho law firm has a comparable depth of experience or a range of expertise in the area of tax-exempt financing.
The firm also devotes a substantial amount of time to the general practice of corporate and commercial law, creditor’s rights, including the representation of consumer and commercial lenders, foreclosures, bankruptcy, real estate, estate planning and probate, and hospital and mechanic’s liens. Firm attorneys have presented at legal seminars on topics ranging from the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to collection laws and practices in Idaho as well as real property non-judicial and judicial foreclosure proceedings. The firm has represented a major regional healthcare facility and other medical providers on hospital and doctor lien matters since 1977.
Further, we have participated in a myriad of single and multi-family housing matters and transactions including the processing of over 10,000 default-related foreclosures, work-outs, and evictions. Also in the area of our real estate practice, the firm has represented buyers, sellers, real estate firms, developers, and lenders.
The firm’s bankruptcy practice is limited to representation of creditors in all types of proceedings, including debtor filings under Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13. Prosecuting motions for relief from the automatic stay and objections to proposed plan provisions are common actions initiated by firm attorneys on behalf of clients.
Additionally, we assist small business owners by offering advice on creation of legal entities, such as C-corporations, S-corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), general partnerships, limited partnerships, and joint ventures. We prepare and review all types of contracts, including asset buy-sell agreements, vendor and supplier agreements, and similar transactional arrangements.
Finally, firm attorneys who handle estate planning and probate work not only process formal and informal Idaho probate actions, but also draft a variety of estate planning documents, including simple and complex wills, revocable and irrevocable trust agreements, testamentary and intervivos trusts, and trusts for the benefit of minor children, spendthrift trusts, and special needs trusts.