McGuireWoods Adds Two Public Finance Lawyers

September 10, 2009

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 transactions.

“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 David 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.