HOUSTON ‒ The American College of Bond Counsel has elected Bracewell LLP’s Cristy C. Edwards and Jonathan C. Leatherberry as Fellows of the American College of Bond Counsel (ACBC). They are two of only 16 lawyers across the nation selected for this honor in 2020.
Edwards, a partner in Bracewell’s Houston office, focuses her practices on public finance and tax-exempt finance transactions involving hospitals and other healthcare facilities, colleges and universities, private schools, nonprofit organizations, industrial development, waste disposal facilities, airports and state agencies. She serves as bond counsel, borrower’s counsel, disclosure counsel, trustee’s counsel and underwriters counsel in such financings.
Leatherberry, a partner in the firm’s Dallas office, focuses his practice on public debt offerings and business transactions, particularly related to the healthcare industry. He has served nationally as bond counsel, borrower’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel, trustee’s counsel for general obligation and revenue financings involving hospitals, nursing facilities, retirement facilities, primary and secondary education facilities, universities, cultural arts centers and charter schools.
The ACBC was formed in 1995 to recognize lawyers who have established reputations among their peers for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of bond law.
Ten current Bracewell lawyers have been named ACBC Fellows, including W. Glenn Opel and Barron F. Wallace, who currently serve on the ACBC board of directors.