McGuireWoods LLP announced that Douglas E. Lamb and
Christopher M. Dabney
joined its public
finance practice as partner and associate, respectively. According to The
Bond Buyer, in 2008 McGuireWoods was the
No. 1 bond counsel firm in
Virginia, having served as bond counsel on more than $2.3 billion in tax-exempt
“McGuireWoods is fortunate to attract Doug and Chris, both talented lawyers
and well versed in a wide range of public finance transactions. We are
especially excited about their experience in financing renewable energy
projects, which we believe will continue to be an area of growth,” said
L. Richardson, co-chairman of McGuireWoods’ Capital Markets Department.
Lamb represents issuers, borrowers, underwriters and lenders on a national
basis in a wide range of tax-exempt, taxable and tax credit bond transactions
with an emphasis on solid waste, economic development and renewable energy
projects and structures using public-private partnerships and new markets tax
credits. Among his current engagements are matters using products and benefits
created or enhanced under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,
such as qualified school construction bonds, recovery zone facility bonds,
qualified energy conservation bonds, new clean renewable energy bonds, new
markets tax credits, the expansion of the capacity for bank qualified bonds and
the extension of non-AMT tax treatment to certain private activity bonds. His
prior engagements include service as bond, underwriter’s or borrower’s counsel
on the new money issuance of more than $2.5 billion of tax-exempt solid waste
disposal revenue bonds, and as lender’s and bond counsel for more than 30
separate issuances of clean renewable energy and qualified zone academy bonds.
Lamb is a frequent speaker on such topics.
Dabney has served as bond counsel, lender’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel
and borrower’s counsel on a variety of tax-exempt, tax credit and taxable debt
transactions to finance government infrastructure, primary and secondary
schools, not-for-profit facilities and solid waste facilities.
Both Lamb and Dabney will work in McGuireWoods’ Richmond, Va., office.