Roger L. Davis is Chair of the Public Finance Department, which resides in nine offices around the country, and for the last two decades has ranked as number one bond counsel and disclosure counsel and within the top five underwriters counsel for state and local government bonds throughout the United States.

Roger spends most of his time maintaining a substantial practice in public finance. He is lead counsel on an average of more than 30 transactions a year. While he continues to work on virtually every type of municipal security, in recent years, his focus has been on general governmental transactions, all manner of nonprofit corporations, public private partnerships (P3s), securitizations, energy related programs, pool programs and development of new products and programs. His practice is national but mostly in a number of western states, Hawaii and several Pacific islands. 

Roger also advises on securities laws and disclosure and drafts legislation (enacted in several states) to facilitate borrowing by public entities for a wide variety of projects and programs.

  • Having served as bond counsel, underwriters counsel, disclosure counsel, borrower counsel, bank counsel, derivatives counsel, and other roles in more than 1,000 transactions, Roger is particularly valued for his ability to apply that unusually extensive and diverse experience in figuring out how to design finance transactions to accomplish clients’ objectives, how to solve problems and how to make new programs work.

    A dozen or so of Roger's transactions have been selected as deals of the year by various publications. He himself has been recognized by The American Lawyer as a Dealmaker of the Year (twice), as “best” or “super” by several other publications, ranked by Acritas as an Acritas Star Lawyer and was denominated “The Bond King” in a cover article by California Lawyer.

Insights