Bellingham Public Finance Attorneys — 2 found

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  1. Bellingham Public Finance / Tax-exempt Finance Attorney Thomas E. Ashton III

    Thomas Ashton

    Bellingham, WA Public Finance / Tax-exempt Finance Attorney
    Licensed for 43 years
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    6.5

  2. Bellingham Public Finance / Tax-exempt Finance Attorney Catherine Lee O'Connell

    Catherine O'Connell

    Bellingham, WA Public Finance / Tax-exempt Finance Attorney
    Licensed for 5 years
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Public Finance / Tax Exempt Finance

Much of the financing for state and local needs, like schools, roads, and affordable housing, comes from the sale of tax-exempt municipal bonds to investors. Basically, investors are loaning the government the money for construction costs; in exchange investors receive tax-free interest payments on their loan. Lawyers who understand public finance issues help the government meet the legal requirements for the sales process and package the bonds for sale. Since different levels of risk are associated with loaning to different government organizations, bond and public finance attorneys also help investors calculate the risks before making such loans.