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About Sarah

Sarah Tahir represents Texas counties, cities, independent school districts, housing and tollway authorities, investment banks and related entities on public finance matters, including as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, issuer's counsel and underwriter’s counsel.

During law school, Sarah was a legal intern at the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, in Washington, D.C.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

North Texas Tollway Authority — bond counsel and disclosure counsel in connection with the issuance of $192.105 million First Tier Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020A; $517.145 million First Tier Revenue Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2020B; and $52.705 million Second Tier Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020C

Texas Public Finance Authority — underwriter's counsel in connection with the issuance of $472.470 million General Obligation and Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2020

City of Houston, Texas — bond counsel in connection with the issuance of $34.165 million Airport System Special Facilities Revenue Refunding Bonds (United Airlines, Inc. Terminal E Project), Series 2020A (AMT); $47.470 million Airport System Special Facilities Revenue Refunding Bonds (United Airlines, Inc. Terminal Improvement Projects), Series 2020B-2 (AMT); and $66.890 million Airport System Special Facilities Revenue Refunding Bonds (United Airlines, Inc. Airport Improvement Projects), Series 2020C (AMT)

Lower Colorado River Authority — underwriter's counsel in connection with the issuance of $261.525 million Transmission Contract Refunding Revenue Bonds (LCRA Transmission Services Corporation Project), Series 2020

Garland Electric Utility System — disclosure counsel in connection with the issuance of $34.145 million Electric System Revenue Refunding Bonds, New Series 2020

Collin County, Texas — bond counsel in connection with the issuance of $151.765 million Limited Tax Permanent Improvement Bonds, Series 2020 and $47.280 million Limited Tax Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2020

Rockwall County, Texas — bond counsel in connection with the issuance of $62.490 million Permanent Improvement and Refunding Bonds, Series 2020 and $17.675 million Unlimited Tax Road Bonds, Series 2020

Tomball Independent School District — underwriter's counsel in connection with the issuance of $108.355 million Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2020

Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District — underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $135.755 million Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2019

Harris County, Texas — underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $90.255 million Toll Road Senior Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019A

Mesquite Independent School District — underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $84.74 million Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2019

City of Cleburne, Texas — bond counsel in connection with the issuance of $41 million Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Bonds, Series 2019

City of League City, Texas — bond counsel in connection with the issuance of $35.615 million General Obligation Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2019

Publications and Speeches

"Spotlight on Public Finance: Cybersecurity and Climate Change: Considerations for Municipal Issuers," Bracewell Newsletter, Fall 2019.

Credentials

Education

Arizona State University,
J.D.
2016
Oslo Metropolitan University,
B.A.
2012

Bar Admissions

Texas

Languages

Norwegian (fluent)
Swahili (fluent)

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
American Bar Association
Texas Women in Public Finance

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