Peter Whitmore advises on governmental bonds of all types with a primary focus on state law and disclosure law issues pertaining to the issuance of tax-exempt debt by state and local governments.
Peter Whitmore represents cities, towns, counties, special districts, urban renewal authorities, public improvement authorities, underwriters, banks, and other participants in public finance transactions, with particular emphasis on financings for special taxing districts, authorities, cities, and school districts. His experience includes general obligation bonds (limited tax and unlimited tax), water and wastewater revenue bonds, sales tax bonds, other special revenue bonds such as fuel tax and device tax bonds, special assessment bonds, tax increment bonds, and lease purchase transactions.
Peter has advised on a wide variety of public infrastructure projects, primarily focused in Colorado and Nevada, with additional experience in New Mexico, Missouri, and other states. These projects include streets, highways, water improvements, sanitary sewer improvements, and park and recreation improvements for retail and office commercial developments, residential developments, mountain gaming districts, and ski resort base areas. He also has experience with financings for other public projects such as county detention facilities, town halls, fire stations, and education projects such as public schools and administration buildings, colleges, and universities.
Peter was appointed by Governor John W. Hickenlooper to the Colorado Municipal Bond Supervision Advisory Board and is an active member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He is the Public Finance Practice Group Leader at Sherman & Howard.