Comparing Financing Structures for Student Housing

Hosted by The Bond Buyer Please join Orrick and The Bond Buyer for an informative webinar that focuses on comparing and contrasting four different tax-exempt bond financing structures for student housing. Comparison of these structures will cover the spectrum of allowable legal transaction types ...

John Wang is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of the Public Finance Department. John's practice includes serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter's counsel and borrower’s counsel on a wide variety of transactions. John was recently recognized as one of California's top 50 development lawyers by The Daily Journal.

John has significant experience with advising issuers, developers and underwriters on financings for higher education, utilities (including water, wastewater and energy facilities), solid waste disposal facilities (including waste-to-energy facilities) and 501(c)(3) corporations. He has experience advising clients in such financings in several states and territories, including California, Hawaii, Guam and Texas.

  • Representative client relationships include:

    • lead bond counsel to The Regents of the University of California
    • lead bond counsel to the Government of Guam and other Guam issuers
    • lead bond counsel to Modesto Irrigation District
    • lead bond counsel to the Transmission Agency of Northern California
    • lead bond counsel to M-S-R Public Power Agency
    • bond counsel to the State of Hawaii and the City and County of Honolulu

    Representative transactions include:

    • lead bond counsel on behalf of The Regents of the University of California in connection with approximately $2.85 billion in aggregate principal amount of General Revenue Bonds and Limited Project Revenue Bonds to finance capital improvements and refinance prior bonds, the largest ever financing in the higher education sector; (named The Bond Buyer’s Far West Deal of the Year in 2015);
    • lead bond counsel on behalf of The Regents of the University of California in connection with approximately $2.5 billion of General Revenue Bonds to restructure a $2.4 billion portfolio of lease revenue bonds previously issued by the State of California under its State Public Works Board program, the then largest ever financing in the higher education sector;
    • lead bond counsel to Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District in connection with the issuance of its $191 million of Measure Q Sales Tax Bonds (named The Bond Buyer’s Far West Deal of the Year in 2012); and
    • bond counsel to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority in connection with the issuance of $530,345,000 of tax exempt private activity bonds and $203,215,000 of tax exempt governmental purpose bonds to finance a desalination plant and related pipeline on behalf of Poseidon Resources (Channelside) LP and San Diego County Water Authority (named The Bond Buyer’s Far West Deal of the Year in 2013).

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