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Steve Gerdes has focused his practice during most of his career on the tax aspects of state and local government obligations. His practice has covered the full range of tax-exempt obligations appearing in the marketplace, including governmental new money, commercial paper and working capital financings, and current and advance refundings. These transactions also include exempt facility bond financings such as seaport and airport financings, student loan financings, solid waste and sewage financings, single- and multi-family housing financings, as well as professional sports facility and development district financings.

His clients have included cities, counties, school districts, universities and other types of political subdivisions within the State of Texas, investment banking firms active in Texas, and other law firms requiring the services of special tax counsel.

Credentials

Education

Harvard Law School,
J.D.
1980
University of Illinois,
B.S.
1977

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

American College of Bond Counsel
Fellow
Bond Attorneys' Workshop
Panelist, 1984 - 2004; 2007; Steering Committee, 1997 - 1999
National Association of Bond Lawyers Arbitrage Seminar
Faculty, 1988 - 1994; Vice Chair, 1993; Chair, 1994
American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Member and Former Chair, Tax-Exempt Finance Committee, Section of Taxation

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Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Public Finance Law, 2005 - 2019; Tax Law , 2017 - 2019; Houston Lawyer of the Year, Public Finance Law, 2012, 2016, 2018
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
2012 - 2017