John H. Knox, a partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the firm�s Public Finance Department. His practice focuses on local governmental infrastructure financing, primarily for cities and counties, including general fund financings, pension bonds, special assessment and other land-secured financings, redevelopment tax increment financings, enterprise revenue bonds, municipal lease transactions and general obligation bonds. He has also been involved in creating various statewide financing programs, including financings for governmental receivables, infrastructure and development impact fees. He also assists nonprofit institutions, including colleges, universities, and private K-12 schools with tax-exempt financings. Mr. Knox has also been involved in several municipal workout situations, representing the City of Vallejo, California in its chapter 9 bankruptcy case, the City of Richmond, California in a successful financial restructuring that allowed the City to emerge from a near bankruptcy situation to become a solid "A" rated credit, and the City of Half Moon Bay, California in connection with a very large judgment against the City that threatened to bankrupt the City.
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