Arthur E. Anderson II

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  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 1984
  • University of Missouri, AB, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1981
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  • Virginia
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Chair, Tax Credit Bonds Subcommittee of the Tax-Exempt Financing Committee, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, 2009-2010

Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers, 1984

Member, Virginia Government Finance Officers Association, 1990

Member, Virginia Local Government Attorneys Association, 1985

Arthur's practice is focused on the areas of public finance and federal, state and local taxation. He has extensive experience as bond counsel with governmental bond issues, including general obligation, revenue and "subject to appropriation" financings for water and sewer projects, public schools and roads, commuter rail and other transportation facilities, and in tax-exempt financings for nonprofit organizations, including private elementary and secondary schools, and health care providers.

He also provides tax support for the firm's public finance group. He has applied his transactional and tax experience in assisting clients with developing innovative financing structures, particularly in the context of pooled bond issues and public-private transportation and utility ventures.

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Arthur E Anderson II
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800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

Representation of a state-level bond bank in the development of a senior-subordinate financing structure for the issuance of over $2.5 billion in bonds to fund loans to local governments for a wide array of infrastructure projects.

Representation of a state department of transportation in drafting the authorizing legislation and serving as bond counsel for the issuance of more than $600 million of federal transportation grant anticipation notes, also known as "GARVEEs," to finance critically-needed highway improvements.

Representation of a state department of transportation in drafting the authorizing legislation for and in organizing a state transportation infrastructure bank that has made a number of "gap-closing" loans to enable the completion of several toll road and traffic congestion relief projects.

Representation of several Virginia cities and counties in the structuring and issuance of the first school tax credit bond financings in the state.

Representation of a state-level bond bank in the development of a pooled school tax credit bond program under which more than $300 million in school tax credit bonds has been issued to fund loans to finance K-12 building construction and renovation.

Representation of state and local government entities in obtaining private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service on tax questions pertaining to various types of tax-advantaged bonds.

Defense of numerous state and local government entities in audits of tax-exempt bond issues by the Internal Revenue Service.

Named "Lawyer of the Year," Public Finance, Richmond, Best Lawyers, 2012, 2016

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2005-2017

Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Bonds/Government Finance, Tax, Government/Cities/Municipalities, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006-2007, 2010-2017

Principal Author, Comments Concerning Proposed Treasury Regulations Concerning the Definition of Issue Price for Tax-Exempt Bonds and Other Tax-Advantaged Bonds, Tax-Exempt Financing Committee, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, 2014
Author, Tax Credit Bonds—Selected Topics, prepared for the Tax and Securities Law Institute, National Association of Bond Lawyers, 2012
Speaker, "Post- Issuance Compliance," Governor Infrastructure Financing Conference, Virginia Resources Authority, 2014
Panelist, "Tax-Exempt Bond Compliance," Virginia Government Finance Officers Association, Spring Conference, 2013
Chair of Panel, "Tax Credit Bonds—Selected Topics," Tax and Securities Law Institute, National Association of Bond Lawyers, 2012
Moderator and Panelist, "Build America Bonds," Tax-Exempt Finance Committee Quarterly Meetings, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, 2009-2010
Moderator and Panelist, "Qualified School Construction Bonds and other Tax Credit Bonds," Tax-Exempt Finance Committee Quarterly Meetings, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, 2009-2010
Panelist, "Tax Due Diligence and Documentation," Bond Attorney's Workshop, National Association of Bond Lawyers, 2007-2008
Panelist, "Tax Esoterica," Bond Attorney's Workshop, National Association of Bond Lawyers, 2008