Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon has announced the selection of a financial adviser and bond counsel team to help the city structure its financings over the next four months.

Patton, Boggs & Blow and Dantzler Law Offices were selected as co-bond counsel, while Lazard Freres & Co. and M.R. Beal & Co. were tapped as co-financial advisers.

Ellen M. O'Connor, the city's deputy mayor for finance, and a selection committee sifted through 13 proposals from financial advisers and 27 proposals from bond counsel firms. Ms. O'Connor and the selection committee then made the recommendations to Mayor Dixon, who adopted them. The choices were announced late last month.

The district is expected to sell more than $300 million of bonds and notes during the coming months.

In other action last month, Mayor Dixon announced that the city's former deputy mayor for finance, Robert Pohlman, will serve as her special projects director.

Mr. Pohlman will be responsible for implementing recommendations made late last year by the so-called Rivlin Commission, a bipartisan panel established to find solutions to intractable problems facing the district.

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