Airport and Port Financing

Attorneys in Orrick's Airport and Port Financing Group are based in California, New York, Portland, Seattle and Washington, D.C., and have unparalleled experience in a wide range of matters involving airport, port and marine terminal sector financings by state and local government entities.

Orrick is one of a few bond counsel firms with a practice group devoted to airport financing. The purpose of each of our practice groups is to focus and enhance experience, efficiency, consistency, quality and responsiveness to clients. The group can field several teams of attorneys with broad experience in airport financing, familiarity with all of the financing options that may be considered, knowledge of the most recent developments in tax law, FAA regulations, risk disclosure and financing techniques, and sufficient resources to meet any financing schedule.

Attorneys in Orrick's Airport and Port Financing Group have served as bond counsel, underwriters' counsel, disclosure counsel, credit enhancement counsel, swap counsel and other roles on a wide variety of airport and port-related financings, including:

  • Public-private financings
  • Enterprise revenue bonds
  • PFC-supported and PFC stand-alone revenue bonds
  • CFC-supported and CFC stand-alone revenue bonds
  • Special facility bonds
  • Lease revenue bonds
  • Certificates of participation
  • Tax-exempt and taxable commercial paper
  • Variable rate financings of all types
  • Fuel distribution system financings
  • Synthetic advance refundings
  • Swaps

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