Julie Partain focuses on public debt offerings and business transactions involving cities, counties, school districts, universities, economic development corporations and water districts. She serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and disclosure counsel in financing transactions for all types of public entities. Julie also works on financings and debt issuances for special districts, including special legislatively created districts. In addition, she advises clients on their economic development initiatives and incentives for public/private projects.
Julie has worked on and represented clients in expedited declaratory judgment actions in District court in response to legal challenges to clients’ proposed bond issuances or to validate new and innovative financing techniques. Her broad experience also includes master lease financings and general counsel for local government investment pools. Additionally, Julie has worked on various complex projects, including large venue projects for a major sports stadium, hotel and convention center financings, entertainment venue financing and development and the creation and financing of Public Improvement Districts, which includes refinancing and multi-phase assessment projects and financings.
Prior to entering private practice, Julie served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Nathan L. Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court.
Recent Notable Matters
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $280.43 million of Joint Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2016A
City of Irving, Texas — development and financing of a large entertainment center venue project
Viridian Municipal Management District — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $8.23 million of Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2015; $21.59 million of Unlimited Tax Utility Improvement and Refunding Bonds, Series 2015; and $18.26 million of Unlimited Tax Road Improvement and Refunding Bonds, Series 2015
Town of Trophy Club — bond counsel to issuer in connection with more than $26 million Special Assessment Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015
Richardson Independent School District — bond counsel to the issuer in connection with $76.625 million of Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2016; and $11.905 million of Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2016
City of Arlington, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $14.15 million of Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obigation, Taxable Series 2016C; and $39.185 million of Water and Wastewater System Revenue Bonds, Series 2016A
City of Irving, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $43.195 million of General Obligation Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2016; and $30.265 million of Waterworks and Sewer System New Lien Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2016