Ryan serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and issuer’s counsel in a wide variety of tax-exempt and taxable public finance transactions. He is experienced with general obligation bonds, revenue-backed general obligations, installment-purchase and lease purchase financings, assessment financings (i.e., SIDs), tax-increment financings, medium-term obligations, letters of credit, and numerous types of revenue obligations, including water/sewer revenue bonds, airport revenue bonds, motor vehicle fuel-tax revenue bonds, and sales tax revenue bonds.
Ryan has represented numerous public issuers including states, school districts, counties, cities, water/airport authorities and districts, convention and visitor authorities, redevelopment agencies, fire protection districts, general improvement districts, and other quasi-municipalities in connection with public finance transactions. He has helped issuers finance and refinance a wide array of public improvement projects related to school facilities and equipment, public safety, public buildings, hospitals, sanitary sewer, clean water, drainage and flood control, parks, airports, highways and streets, transportation, landfills, fire and vacuum trucks, emergency communication systems, an animal shelter, convention centers, a train trench project, downtown corridors, a sports stadium, an athletic center, and energy conservation projects.
His practice includes advising issuers on the legal requirements at every step of the issuance process and providing guidance on compliance with applicable federal tax, state, and securities laws, and drafting the related required legal documents. Ryan also advises clients regarding ballot question matters and has extensive experience providing legal advice in connection with various types of refundings, including the issuance of crossover and Cinderella refunding bonds.