Webinar: COVID-19 & Tax Exempt Debt

Past Event - Video Available | March.24.2020

Webinar - Recording Available

In case useful to you or anyone on your team, Orrick has created a COVID-19 Resource page with answers to questions arising in real-time, training videos and links to useful resources.

Additional information relating to COVID-19 and tax-exempt debt:

Tax Issues for VRDO Liquidity Problems

COVID-19 and Municipal Securities Disclosure


  • Finance Sector
  • Public Finance
  • Housing Finance
  • Revenue Bond Financing

Justin Cooper Partner

San Francisco; Sacramento

Justin's practice is focused primarily in the following areas:

  • affordable multifamily rental housing (local and state housing agencies);
  • lending, including leveraged lending, with public agency borrowers;
  • short- and long-term working capital financings;
  • public higher education;
  • transportation;
  • single-family housing;
  • workouts and restructurings; and
  • cannabis industry financing opportunities.

Justin is on the Board of Directors of the California Housing Consortium and is a past Chairman of the Bond Buyer's California Public Finance Conference. He speaks frequently at conferences and other industry events.

Justin is known in the affordable housing community in particular for being a solution-oriented lawyer who understands the business fundamentals of affordable housing and real estate finance as well as being fully versed in the applicable laws and regulations. He frequently collaborates with developers and other participants in the development of new financial structures and products designed to lower overall financing costs for housing providers and thereby increase both the supply and quality of available affordable housing.



  • Finance Sector
  • Public Finance
  • 稅務

Barbara Jane League Partner

Houston; Austin

She also has significant experience representing nonprofit organizations. Formerly an attorney with the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, Barbara has represented clients before the IRS in a variety of matters involving tax-exempt bonds, including audits and private letter ruling requests. She has participated in all facets of the tax analysis associated with the issuance of governmental purpose bonds, certain tax credit bonds, qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, qualified residential rental bonds and qualified small issue bonds.

Barbara has served on the Steering Committee and has chaired the Working Capital panel and the Bond Direct Purchase - Advanced Tax Topics panel for the Bond Attorneys’ Workshop, the oldest and largest annual gathering of bond lawyers.



  • Finance Sector
  • Public Finance

Jenna Magan Partner


Jenna has worked on all structures available in public finance, including fixed and variable, tax-exempt and taxable, insured, letter of credit and liquidity supported bonds, conversions, tenders, exchanges, restructurings and reofferings, senior/subordinate, capital appreciation and convertible capital appreciation bonds, securitizations, project finance, direct purchases, bank-qualified transactions and 144A and Section 4a2 offerings.

Jenna's practice focuses on the following areas, in which she has acted as bond, borrower’s, disclosure, underwriter's, and bank/direct purchaser’s counsel:

  • Healthcare, Senior Living and Other 501(c)(3) Financings
  • Local Government Lease, Enterprise (Water, Wastewater, Airport, Solid Waste), Pension Obligation and Short-Term Financings
  • State of California Bond Financings
  • Project Financings
  • Tobacco Securitization Financings
  • Post-Issuance Compliance


  • Finance Sector
  • Public Finance
  • Revenue Bond Financing
  • 交通融資
  • Infrastructure
  • Health Care Finance
  • General Obligation Bonds

Christine Reynolds Partner

Portland; Seattle

Christine has more than two decades of experience in public infrastructure finance, advising on both traditional bond financings and innovative funding structures. She serves as a Vice-Chair of the Public Finance Group and on the leadership team for the Impact Finance Group.

Christine’s experience includes various general obligation and revenue bond financings, including those relating to transportation, education, healthcare, water and wastewater, economic development, urban renewal, public power and other infrastructure financings.

She has extensive knowledge and experience with disclosure requirements for municipal issuers under federal securities laws, including both initial and continuing disclosure issues, material events disclosure, public offerings, private placements and other matters.

Christine is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars given by trade and professional organizations within the municipal finance industry, including serving as Chair for The Bond Buyer's 2022 Infrastructure Conference.