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About Julie

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.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

City of Arlington, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $266.08 million of Senior Lien Special Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2018A; $28.25 million of Subordinate Lien Special Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2018B; $171.095 million of Subordinate Lien Special Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2018C; $55.87 million of Permanent Improvement Refunding Bonds, Series 2019; $6.77 million of Municipal Drainage Utility System Revenue Bonds, Series 2019; $26.15 million of Water and Sewer System Revenue Bonds, Series 2019A; and $15.74 million of Water and Sewer System Revenue Bonds, Series 2019B

City of Irving, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $107.61 million of Combination Tax and Hotel Occupancy Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2017; $40.66 million of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018; $2.86 million of Tax Notes, Series 2018A; $15.305 million of Waterworks and Sewer System New Lien Revenue Improvement Bonds, Series 2018; $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

City of Mesquite, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $10.05 million of Special Assessment Revenue Bonds (Iron Horse Public Improvement District Project), Series 2019; $10.065 million of Combination Tax and Limited Surplus Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2019; $15.26 million of Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Bonds, Series 2019; and $7.91 million of Municipal Drainage Utility System Revenue Bonds, Series 2019

City of Irving, Texas — development and financing of a large entertainment center venue project and convention center hotel project

Viridian Municipal Management District — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $5.48 million of Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2018; $15.08 million of Unlimited Tax Utility Improvement and Refunding Bonds, Series 2018; and $20.305 million of Unlimited Tax Road Improvement and Refunding Bonds, Series 2018

Richardson Independent School District — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $116.96 million of Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2019

City of Grapevine, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $32.31 million of Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2018

City of Dallas, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $235.595 million of General Obligation Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2019A

Town of Trophy Club — bond counsel to issuer in connection with more than $26 million of Special Assessment Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015

Credentials

Education

The University of Texas School of Law,
J.D.
2001
with honors
University of North Texas,
M.P.A.
1995
The University of Texas at Austin,
B.A.
1992
with honors

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

American Bar Association
National Bond Lawyers Association
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Star, 2006, 2011
Texas Supreme Court, The Honorable Nathan L. Hecht
Judicial Clerk