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Shelby Harden works on a range of public finance matters, including as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel and disclosure counsel in financing transactions for cities, counties, universities, special districts, transportation entities and school districts throughout Texas. She represents healthcare entities and underwriters in public debt offerings and business transactions involving hospitals, nursing facilities, retirement facilities and cultural arts centers. In addition, she has been involved in the financings and developments of single and multi-family housing, entertainment facilities and airports.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

New Hope Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation — underwriter’s counsel in connection with the issuance of four series of taxable and tax-exempt bonds totaling approximately $538 million for Sanctuary LTC Project to finance the acquisition of 26 senior healthcare facilities in Texas and Oklahoma by Sanctuary LTC, LLC. In addition to acquiring the properties, the proceeds of the bonds will fund certain capital expenditures, fund a debt service reserve fund for the senior bonds and pay the costs of issuance.

Harris County Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation — bond counsel and disclosure counsel to Texas Children’s Hospital in connection with $528.78 million of Hospital Revenue Bonds, Series 2021A, Series 2021B, Series 2021C, and Series 2021D, which will fund Phase 1 of a new children and women’s hospital in Austin, Texas

North Texas Tollway Authority — bond counsel and disclosure counsel in connection with $402.110 million First Tier Taxable Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021A and $446.045 million Second Tier Taxable Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021B

TMC3 Development Corporation — bond counsel and issuer’s counsel in connection with the issuance of $35.640 million TMC3 Development Corporation Taxable Lease Revenue Bonds (TAMUS), Series 2020

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

City of Irving, Texas — bond counsel and disclosure counsel in connection with the issuance of $53.230 million General Obligation Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2020; $13.440 million Certificate of Obligation, Series 2020; $34.640 million Waterworks and Sewer System New Lien Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2020; and $3.145 million Tax Notes, Series 2020

Alvin Independent School District — disclosure counsel in connection with the issuance of $148.925 million Unlimited Tax Schoolhouse and Refunding Bonds, Series 2020; $19.690 million Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2020A; and $56.335 million Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds Taxable Series 2020B

City of Lewisville, Texas — bond counsel in connection with the issuance of $11.745 million Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Bonds, Series 2020 and $13.380 million General Obligation Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2020

Amarillo Junior College District — bond counsel in connection with the issuance of $12.785 million Limited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2020

Canyon Independent School District — bond counsel in connection with the issuance of $83.740 million Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2020

Greenville Independent School District — bond counsel in connection with the issuance of $62.535 million Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds Taxable, Taxable Series 2020

Midlothian Independent School District — bond counsel in connection with the issuance of $73.425 million Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds Taxable Series 2020A and $31.290 million Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2020B

City of Liberty Hill, Texas — bond counsel in connection with the issuance of $6.725 million Special Assessment Revenue Bonds (Summerlyn West Public Improvement District), Series 2020

Ropes Independent School District — bond counsel in connection with the issuance of $3.935 million Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2020

Credentials

Education

University of Virginia School of Law,
J.D.
2019
Baylor University,
B.A.
2015
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

Texas

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University of Virginia School of Law
University of Virginia Journal of Law and Politics
Assistant Development Editor; Lone Star Lawyers, President
Baylor University, Phi Beta Kappa