Stephen A. Spitz

Partner
Public Finance

Stephen Spitz, a partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the firm’s Public Finance Department. He serves as leader of the Department’s Water and Wastewater Financing Team. Mr. Spitz serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriters’ counsel in a variety of municipal enterprise revenue bond issuances, including financing for water, wastewater, solid waste, public transportation and airport facilities. His practice is, in addition, focused on single family and multifamily affordable housing financings. Mr. Spitz also has expertise in higher education financings, interest rate swaps and swap based products in the municipal market. Mr. Spitz often assumes a leading role in bond and disclosure work for new and complex clients.

Recent representative transactions include the following:

  • Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency Revenue Bonds (Capital Cost Recovery Prepayment Program) Series 2013A and Series 2013B (Taxable) – Bond and Disclosure Counsel
  • San Diego County Water Authority Extendable Commercial Paper Notes, Series 1 – Bond and Disclosure Counsel
  • La Habra Public Utilities Authority Water Revenue Bonds, Series 2013A – Bond and Disclosure Counsel
  • East Bay Municipal Utility District Water System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2014A and Series 2014B – Underwriters’ Counsel and Special Tax Counsel
  • California Educational Facilities Authority Revenue Bonds (Stanford University) Series U-5 and Series U-6 – Bond Counsel
  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Revenue Bonds, Series 2013 – Disclosure Counsel
  • Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds (HACSC Portfolio) Series 2010A-1 and Subordinate Series 2010A-2 – Bond Counsel
  • Montana Board of Housing Single Family Program Bonds, 2014 Series A (Federally Insured or Guaranteed Mortgage Loans) – Underwriters’ Counsel
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Admitted In
  • California

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1982
  • B.A., History, Stanford University, 1979
Honors
  • Member, Harvard Law Review, 1980 - 1982
Clerkships
  • Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy, Ninth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals, 1982-83
Memberships
  • San Francisco Municipal Forum
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • State Bar of California

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