John Palmer, a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office, focuses his practice on financing for cities, counties, community college districts and school districts. 

His practice includes serving as bond and disclosure counsel on revenue and tax-supported bond transactions in a variety of financing structures, including fixed rate bonds, variable rate bonds, synthetic fixed rate bonds and conduit issues.


  • John's representative transactions include the following.

    School Districts

    • Sacramento City Unified School District Election of 2012
    • Castro Valley Unified School District Election of 2016 
    • Oakland Unified School District Election of 2012
    • San Francisco Unified School District, Election of 2016
    • San Juan Unified School District, Election of 2016
    • Sequoia Union High School District, Election of 2014
    • Palo Alto Unified School District, Election of 2008

    Cities

    • City of Orinda, Elections of 2014 and 2016
    • City of Richmond, 2017 Wastewater Revenue Bonds
    • City of Lafayette, 2016 Tax Allocation Refunding Bonds

    Community College Districts

    • Lake Tahoe Community College District 2014 Election
    • Contra Costa Community College District 2014 Election
    • Peralta Community College District 2015 OPEB Conversion and Remarketing

    Counties

    • Alameda County 2016 Affordable Housing Bond
    • Santa Clara County 2016 Affordable Housing Bonds
    • San Mateo County Colma Creek Flood Control District 2015 Refunding



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