Stephen A. Spitz

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 and public transportation 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 transactions.

Recent representative transactions include the following:

  • Public Utilities Commission of the City and County of San Francisco Power Revenue Bonds, 2015 Series A (Green Bonds) and 2015 Series B - Bond and Disclosure Counsel
  • 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 Bonds, Series 2015B (Green Bonds) and Series 2015C – 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 2014 – Disclosure Counsel
  • Montana Board of Housing Single Family Mortgage Bonds, 2015 Series A – Underwriters’ Counsel
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Admitted In
  • California

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

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