Brooke Abola, a partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Public Finance Department and its Transportation Group. Ms. Abola's practice has included bond counsel and disclosure work for a wide variety of bond issuers as well as underwriters counsel work for major investment and commercial banks. Ms. Abola has significant experience with transportation, water and power revenue bonds in California and Guam. Her experience also includes higher education financings; conduit 501(c)(3) financings; lease revenue bonds; certificates of participation in lease and installment purchase obligations; commercial paper programs; the establishment and ongoing maintenance of California joint powers authorities; the application of elections law in connection with voter-approved bonds, fees and taxes; and drafting legislation.She has devoted considerable time in recent years to complex restructuring and refunding transactions occasioned by the demise of municipal bond insurers, auction rate securities, and inexpensive credit and liquidity support.
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