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About Rob

Rob Collins’ practice focuses on public finance, in particular tax-exempt financings. He serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and disclosure counsel in financing transactions for cities, counties, school districts, economic development corporations, venue projects, water districts and special districts. Rob also advises clients in connection with economic development incentives for public/private projects.

He has successfully represented several cities and special districts in expedited declaratory judgment actions filed in response to or in anticipation of certain legal challenges asserted against the clients' proposed issuance of bonds and/or projects to be financed with bond proceeds.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

City of Arlington, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $266.080 million Senior Lien Special Tax Revenue Bonds;  $171.095 million Subordinate Lien Special Tax Revenue Bonds; and $28.250 million Subordinate Lien Special Tax Revenue Taxable Bonds

Highland Park Independent School District — bond counsel to issuer in connection with the issuance of $206.66 million of Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2016

City of Irving, Texas — bond counsel and disclosure counsel to issuer in connection with the issuance of $13.025 million of Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Taxable Series 2017A; $25.04 million of Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Taxable Series 2017B; $30.080 million of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2017A; $30.405 million of General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2017B; $19.91 million of Waterworks and Sewer System New Lien Revenue Improvement Bonds, Series 2017A; and $19.285 million of Waterworks and Sewer System New Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2017B

Benbrook Water Authority — bond counsel to issuer in connection with the issuance of $7.11 million of Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Bonds, Series 2016

Upper Trinity Regional Water District — bond counsel to issuer in connection with the issuance of $33.355 of Regional Treated Water Supply System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016; $11.56 million of Northeast Regional Water Reclamation System Revenue Bonds, Series 2016; and $1.13 million of Peninsula Water Reclamation Plant Revenue Bonds, Series 2016

City of Bryan, Texas — underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $15.77 million of Rural Electric System Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2016 and $71.435 million of Electric System Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, New Series 2016

City of Frisco, Texas — underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $120.615 million of General Obligation Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2016; $17.065 million of Combination Tax and Limited Surplus Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2016A; and $20.5 million of Combination Tax and Limited Surplus Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2016B

City of Grapevine, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $1.365 million of General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2017 and $9.535 million of Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2017

City of Mansfield, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $18.975 million of Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2017; $8.295 million of Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Taxable New Series 2016A; $2.96 million of Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Taxable Series 2016A; and $14.125 million of Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, New Series 2016

Collin County, Texas — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $51.825 million of Unlimited Tax Road and Refunding Bonds, Series 2016 and $4.045 million of Limited Tax Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2016

Irving Independent School District — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $20.105 million of Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2016A

Little Elm Independent School District — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $38.595 million of Unlimited Tax School Building and Refunding Bonds, Series 2016

Lower Colorado River Authority — underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $190.04 million of Transmission Contract Refunding Revenue Bonds (LCRA Transmission Services Corporation Project), Series 2016

Waco Independent School District — bond counsel to issuer in connection with $47.12 million of Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2016

Publications and Speeches

“Spotlight on Public Finance: Rule 15c2-12 Amendments,” Bracewell Lunch and Learn, January 9, 2019.

“Bond Elections 101,” Texas Association of School Business Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, February 26 – March 2, 2018.

Credentials

Education

Baylor Law School,
J.D.
1995
cum laude
Baylor University,
B.A.
1992

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

American College of Bond Counsel
Fellow
American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers

News

Insights

Insights

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Public Finance Law, 2008 - 2011, 2013 - 2020; Dallas Lawyer of the Year, Public Finance Law, 2019
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Star, 2007 - 2010
Baylor Law School
Baylor Law Review
Executive Editor

Events

Past Events