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MUNICIPAL FINANCE LAW FIRM

Carpenter Law, PLLC (formerly Charles E. Carpenter, A Professional Corporation), founded in April 1978, is a nationally recognized law firm that is headquartered on the historic Beale Street in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, and operates its second office in downtown Nashville, Tennessee (the “Firm”). The Firm, whose approving opinion may be relied upon for the issuance of all debt securities, including tax-exempt bonds and notes, is well established in the municipal finance industry and since 1992 has been nationally recognized as Sole Bond Counsel in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace (“RedBook”), being the first African-American law firm to be listed in the RedBook in the State of Tennessee. The primary practice focus of the Firm are in the areas of corporate, transactional and municipal finance law; wherein the Firm facilitates the issuance of various tax-exempt and taxable debt securities such as general obligation bonds, revenue bonds and tax-increment financing bonds that finance a variety of public infrastructure projects with: (i) affordable multifamily and senior housing; (ii) general aviation and reliever airports; (iii) public utilities, including electricity, water and gas; (iv) sanitary sewers and stormwater; (v) healthcare facilities; (vi) public schools; (viii) sports arenas and stadiums; (viii) public transportation; and other economic development financings for governmental counties, municipalities, quasi-governmental entities and industrial development boards.  Since entering the municipal finance industry, the Firm has accumulated vast experience in serving in the various roles of Counsel to the Issuer, Bond Counsel, Disclosure Counsel, and as Counsel to the Underwriter(s) through representing various national municipal broker-dealers.  The Firm has accumulated an invaluable level of institutional knowledge, inimitable business and governmental relationships, and a unique level of practice experience and expertise that enables the Firm to deliver stellar professional legal services efficiently and economically to its various public and private sector clients.

CITY OF MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
Bond Counsel