Duncan Burke


Las Vegas, Nevada Reno, Nevada

Phone: 775.784.0202

Fax: 775.323.2339


Areas Of Emphasis


  • Juris Doctor, University of Virginia School of Law, 2013
    • Executive Editor, Virginia Tax Review
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy, University of Nevada, Reno, 2008
    • magna cum laude

Duncan Burke represents state and local governments, special districts, and other political subdivisions, as well as underwriters and lenders, in public finance transactions.

Duncan has served as bond counsel, as special counsel for disclosure, and as underwriters’ counsel in a broad variety of financing transactions, including general obligation financings, revenue-backed financings, assessment financings, sales tax revenue financings, tax increment financings, certificates of participation, and bond anticipation notes.

Duncan represents governmental entities in public finance transactions throughout Nevada, providing legal guidance and helping them facilitate the tax-exempt financings of infrastructure projects such as schools, roads, convention centers, single-family housing projects, and water, wastewater treatment, and sewer systems. He also assists government entities in navigating Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board rules and regulations. Additionally, Duncan advises on legislative law, election law, and constitutional law issues, and on a host of economic development matters.


  • Served as bond and disclosure counsel to counties and cities in connection with the issuance of more than $1 billion in obligations for transportation, parks, building, water, and flood prevention-related improvements.
  • Served as bond and disclosure counsel to school districts in connection with the issuance of more than $500 million in obligations for capital projects.
  • Helped draft ballot language and guide political-subdivision client through election process.

Publications & Presentations

Professional Activities

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • Council Member, Reno Contemporaries
  • State Bar of Nevada, Young Lawyers Section