Public Finance Law

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Municipal Law

Attorneys
Norman J. Rattey  

For more than twenty five years, Skelton, Taintor & Abbott has acted as bond counsel to close a wide variety of public and private bond issues, including:

  • General obligation and revenue obligation bonds
  • Bond, revenue, tax and grant anticipation notes
  • 501(c)(3) bonds
  • Private activity bonds

We regularly act as bond counsel to cities, towns, school units, public and private water and sewer utilities, healthcare institutions and banks.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott public finance attorneys are included in the national Red Book list of qualified bond attorneys.  Skelton, Taintor & Abbott has been approved as bond counsel by most if not all financial institutions that buy public and private activity bonds in Maine, as well as the following:

Our attorneys are consulted regularly by financial institutions as well as public and private developers interested in financing a project by the least costly means, often tax exempt or tax credit financing.

We pride ourselves in being a technical resource to public development corporations and municipal corporations seeking expert assistance in creative financing to attract industry, provide jobs and grow the local tax base.  We are frequently consulted concerning the best way to structure public and private support to make new development possible. 

Our work has included structuring financing for development projects using:

  • Tax increment finance agreements
  • Historic rehabilitation tax credit deals
  • Venture capital agreements
  • Tax exempt bonds
  • Foreign trade zone qualification
  • Land  banking to meet US Army Corps of Engineers wetlands requirements

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott is a full-service law firm based in central Maine.  Established in 1853, we have built a reputation as one of Maine’s most respected and effective law firms.  We serve individuals, businesses and government clients throughout the State of Maine.