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Biography

Laura assists a broad range of clients, including non-profit corporations, educational facilities, state and local governments, as well as manufacturing clients successfully plan, structure and complete their capital, financing and commercial projects. She has served as bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel, trustee’s counsel, counsel to for-profit, non-profit and governmental entities and counsel to conduit borrowers in many types of transactions including interim financings, variable-rate and fixed-rate debt issuances, general obligation debt issuances, pooled financings, various governmental economic development incentives and financing leases. Laura is a frequent speaker on the topic of Energy Project Assessment Districts in Kentucky.

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

$54,860,000 Jefferson County (KY) School District Finance Corporation School Building Revenue Bonds, Series 2019;

$226,340,000 Louisville and Jefferson County (KY) Metropolitan Sewer District Sewer and Drainage System Subordinated Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2018

$22,575,000 Bowling Green (KY) Independent School District Finance Corporation School Building Revenue Bonds, Series 2018

$18,500,000 River Ridge Development Authority (IN) Subordinated Tax Increment Revenue Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2018

$1,303,945.50 Paducah-McCracken County (KY) Riverport Authority Economic Development Revenue Notes, Series 2017

Education

Law School

University of Kentucky, J.D., 1994, Moot Court Board

Undergraduate School

Western Kentucky University, B.S., Finance, 1991, summa cum laude

Bar Memberships

Laura is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 1994

Courts

Laura is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

United States District Court

Western District of Kentucky & United States District Court

Eastern District of Kentucky

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®, Public Finance, 2021-2024, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2021.

Recognized as one of the “Top Lawyers” in the area of Project Finance Law and Public Finance Law by Louisville Magazine, 2013-2014.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Louisville Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Listed in the Bond Buyer’s Directory of Municipal Bond Dealers of the United States (the “Red Book”)

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Saint Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education (a Metro United Way agency), former Board Member &Treasurer

Focus Louisville, Graduate

Jefferson County Public School System, Tutor & Mentor

Traditional Male High School PTSA, Member

Christ Church United Methodist, Member

Major Publications

Laura is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Co-author, “C-PACE Laws Offer Boost for Sustainable Development,” Law360, July 11, 2023

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