McGuireWoods has bolstered its public finance team with the arrival of associate Connor Crews, who returns to the firm’s Raleigh office after spending more than three years on the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Government, the nation’s largest university-based training, advisory and research organization for public officials.
At McGuireWoods, Crews works on all aspects of public finance transactions, including governmental financings and financings for nonprofit organizations.
During his tenure at the UNC School of Government, he taught and advised local and state officials, government contractors, and public- and private-sector counsel on matters involving local government finance and public procurement. He is the editor of the recently published “Introduction to Local Government Finance, Fifth Edition,” the textbook for the UNC School of Government’s introductory course on local government finance.
“We’re excited to welcome Connor back to the firm,” said Kay McNab, chair of McGuireWoods’ Public Finance Department. “His experience and knowledge add to our department’s wide-ranging capabilities and directly benefit our clients.”
Mary Nash Rusher, managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Raleigh office and a member of the public finance practice, added: “Connor is an authority on local government finance, particularly in North Carolina, and he enhances our ability to assist clients across a range of public finance matters.”
McGuireWoods consistently ranks among the top firms in public finance for its work in governmental and private activity bonds. To achieve clients’ objectives, the firm’s public finance lawyers are leaders in the use of strategies such as public-private partnerships; special revenue, tax and assessment pledges; lease financings; and tax and revenue anticipation notes.
“I am thrilled to rejoin McGuireWoods’ Raleigh office and to be part of an innovative and nationally respected public finance practice. I look forward to serving the firm’s clients in North Carolina and across the country,” Crews said.