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About Glenn

Glenn Opel currently chairs the firm's public finance department. Over the past 25 years, Glenn has worked alongside virtually every kind of governmental entity on state and local government finance matters, including traditional municipal finance, tax increment finance, and public improvement districts. His comprehensive practice focuses on public finance, infrastructure and transportation development, and public/private partnerships. His knowledge of traditional and highly structured project finance conduit transactions assist his clients in all types of industries, including state agencies, transportation entities and regional mobility authorities, cities, counties, school districts, airports, higher education, river and port authorities, public/private partnerships, industrial development, and special districts. In addition to acting as bond and disclosure counsel, Glenn represents national and regional investment banking firms as underwriter’s counsel and letter of credit bank counsel in public finance transactions.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Round Rock Independent School District — bond counsel in connection with $32.015 million Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2022; $50.190 million Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2021; $53.770 million Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2019B; $347.590 million Unlimited Tax Schoolhouse Building and Refunding Bonds, Series 2019A; and $158,905 million Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2019

Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority — bond counsel and disclosure counsel in connection with $255.075 million 183N Senior Lien Revenue Bonds, Series 2021B; $44.185 million Subordinate Lien Revenue BANs Series 2021C; $274.625 million Senior Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021D; and $340.765 million Senior Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021E

Bexar County, Texas — bond counsel in connection with $57.730 million Flood Control Tax Refunding Bonds Taxable, Series 2021; $6.540 million Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds Taxable, Series 2021; $436.215 million Limited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2021, $90.185 million Combination Tax & Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2021; and $14.940 million Pass-Through Revenue & Limited Tax Bonds (State Highway 211 Project)

Frenship Independent School District — bond counsel in connection with $135.380 million Unlimited Tax School Building and Refunding Bonds, Series 2021A; $144.275 million Unlimited Tax School Building and Refunding Bonds, Series 2021; and $103,009,956 Unlimited Tax Refunding Taxable Bonds, Series 2020

Travis County, Texas — bond counsel and disclosure counsel in connection with $35.170 million Certificates of Obligation, Series 2021 (Limited Tax); $4.995 million Limited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2021; and $21.825 million Unlimited Tax Road Bonds, Series 2021

Taylor Independent School District — bond counsel in connection with $10,359,973 Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2021 and $3.915 million Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2019

Baylor University — bond counsel in connection with $217.435 million Revenue and Refunding Baylor University Issue, Series 2020B (Taxable Fixed Rate Bonds) and $38.730 Revenue Refunding Bonds Baylor University Issue, Series 2020A (Tax-Exempt Fixed Rate Bonds)

State of Texas — disclosure counsel in connection with $7.2 billion Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, Series 2020; $8 billion Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, Series 2019; $7.2 billion Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, Series 2018; and $5.4 billion Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, Series 2017

City of Austin, Texas — bond counsel in connection with $151.72 million Airport System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019 (AMT); $16.975 Airport System Revenue Bonds, Series 2019A (Non-AMT); and $248.17 million Airport System Revenue Bonds, Series 2019B (AMT)

Belton Independent School District — bond counsel in connection with $17.395 million Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2021 and $13.610 million Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2020

City of Waco, Texas — bond counsel and disclosure counsel in connection with $24.570 million General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2022; $5.065 million Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2022; $92.335 million Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation Series 2022A; $22.150 million General Obligation and Refunding Bonds, Series 2021; $75.280 million Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation. Series 2021A; and $1.550 million Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2021B

Leander Independent School District — bond counsel in connection with $57.315 million Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2018A and $53.725 million Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2017A

Bexar County, Texas — bond counsel in connection with $171.535 million Venue Project Revenue Refunding Bonds (Combined Venue Tax) Taxable, Series 2021 and $23.510 million Venue Project Revenue Refunding Bonds (Motor Vehicle Rental Tax) Taxable, Series 2021

City of Austin, Texas — disclosure counsel in connection with $216.380 million Texas Water and Wastewater System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021; $146.909 million Public Improvement Bonds and Refunding Bonds, Series 2019; $5.055 million Certificates of Obligation, Series 2019; $25.780 million Public Property Finance Contractual Obligation, Series 2019; $40.535 million Public Improvement Bonds, Taxable Series 2019; and $14.935 million Certificates of Obligation, Taxable Series 2019

Bexar County, Texas — bond counsel in connection with $26.365 million Limited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 2020A; $228.510 million Limited Tax Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2020B; and $59.255 million Flood Control Tax Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2020

Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority — bond counsel and disclosure counsel in connection with $50.265 million Senior Lien Revenue Bonds, Series 2020A; $57.120 million Senior Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020B; $138.435 million Senior Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2020C; $99.705 million Subordinate Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2020D; $167.160 million Senior Lien Revenue Bonds, Series 2020E; $110.875 million Subordinate Lien Revenue Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2020F; and $61.570 million Subordinate Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020G

Travis County, Texas — bond counsel and disclosure counsel in connection with $273.025 million Certificates of Obligation, Series 2019; $111.64 million Certificates of Obligation, Series 2019B (Limited Tax); $25.84 million Permanent Improvement Bonds, Series 2019 (Limited Tax); and $14.405 million Unlimited Tax Road Bonds, Series 2019

Alamo Regional Mobility Authority — bond counsel in connection with $36.730 million Senior Lien Vehicle Registration Fee Revenue Bonds Series 2022A and $48.850 million Senior Lien Vehicle Registration Fee Revenue Bonds Taxable, Series 2022B

Board of Regents of The University of Texas System — bond counsel in connection with $300 million Commercial Paper Notes, Series A and Series B and $302.640 million Permanent University Fund Bonds, Taxable Series 2017A

City of Brenham, Texas — bond counsel in connection with $9.375 million Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2022 and $5.465 million Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2020

City of Copperas Cove, Texas — bond counsel in connection with $8.215 million Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2021; $1.920 million General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2021; $8.205 million Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2020 and $8.300 million General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2020

Eden Consolidated Independent School District — bond counsel in connection with $10.145 million Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2021 and $12.570 million Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2020

North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority — underwriter's counsel in connection with the issuance of $987.9 million of System First Tier Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016A

City of Austin, Texas — underwriter's counsel in connection with the issuance of $244.4 million of Airport System Revenue Bonds, Series 2014 (AMT); $44 million of Certificates of Obligation, Series 2016; $22.5 million of Public Property Finance Contractual Obligations, Series 2016; $12 million of Public Improvement Bonds, Taxable Series 2016; $8.7 million of Certificates of Obligation, Taxable Series 2016; and $98.3 million of Public Improvement and Refunding Bonds, Series 2016

Bell County WCID No. 1 — bond counsel in connection with $6.225 million Water System Revenue Bonds, Series 2020 and $4.130 million Water System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016

Publications and Speeches

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

Credentials

Education

The University of Texas School of Law,
J.D.
1989
The University of Texas at Austin,
B.B.A.
1984

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

American College of Bond Counsel, Fellow; Board Member, Treasurer, 2017 – 2022
Travis County Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Texas Bar Foundation – Life Fellow

News

News

Local districts refinance bonds ahead of federal tax reform

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
2006 - 2022; Austin Lawyer of the Year, Public Finance Law, 2013, 2018
National Association of Bond Lawyers Bond Attorneys' Workshop
Steering Committee, 1998 - 2000
City of Austin, Texas
Commissioner, Water and Wastewater Commission, 1996 - 1997
The University of Texas School of Law
Texas Law Review
Associate Editor