Rider & Quesenberry is the only nationally recognized, or "Red Book," bond counsel in Western Colorado. We provide legal services
to non-profits and governmental units - cities, counties, school districts and special districts - in all phases of tax-exempt finance.
These areas include the following:
General Obligation Bonds
Revenue Anticipation Notes
Housing and Hospital Bonds
Industrial Development Revenue Bonds
Colorado's 1992 TABOR Amendment
There is great
satisfaction in helping schools, hospitals and political subdivisions meet their public infrastructure needs. To us, public finance
is more than drafting transaction documents and attending closings. We always want our issuers and their elected officials to fully
understand the transactions we complete for them. If elections are involved, we consult closely to ensure full election law compliance
by the issuers as they distribute public information.
Properly written ballot issue notices and summaries go a long way towards
achieving the issuer's goals, and we give all the help we can in this respect. We also work to minimize the difficulties that Colorado's
TABOR Amendment can cause issuers.
Who Is Our Public Finance Client?
In times past, bond counsel had no specific clients
in a bond transaction, or were seen to represent "all the parties," or the transaction itself. Rider & Quesenberry has a different
view. Issuers are our only clients. Some courts have found that issuers and their underwriters have flatly differing interests, at
least in a negotiated bond sale. We work to build and maintain an ongoing rapport with our issuer clients, and we encourage them to
consult with us well before, and long after, a particular transaction is closed. Underwriters perform a valuable function. We
have good relationships with them, and we appreciate their referrals. However, to assure our issuer clients of undivided loyalty,
we don't undertake work for underwriters, period.
Rider & Quesenberry is the only nationally recognized, or "Red Book," bond counsel in Western Colorado. We provide legal services to non-profits and governmental entities.