Locke Lord boosts West Coast public finance practice with new hire

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Locke Lord, a full-service international law firm, wooed Juan Redin from Norton Rose Fulbright in a move designed to strengthen its West Coast public finance practice.

The law firm said Tuesday that Redin, who was hired as senior counsel in Los Angeles, has extensive experience advising clients as bond, issuer’s, bank and disclosure counsel.

“Juan is a dynamic and versatile lawyer whose vast knowledge of public finance law and background serving a wide range of public sector clients make him a fantastic addition to Locke Lord,” said Stephanie Massey, co-chair of Locke Lord’s public finance practice group. “His arrival will strengthen our public finance capabilities on the West Coast and highlights the Firm’s continued commitment to strategically growing our already very strong Public Finance Practice Group.”

Redin is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He also serves on the board of directors of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, Alumni Association and as treasurer of the Mexican American Bar Association. He earned his law degree from UCLA School of Law in 2007.

He has handled tax-exempt bond transactions, including traditional general obligation bonds, conduit 501(c)(3) financings, revenue bonds, tax and revenue anticipation notes and certificates of participation, according to the firm. He has served as special counsel to domestic and foreign banks providing liquidity and credit support for municipal and nonprofit financings. He also has worked with 501(c)(3) organizations during their formation and through the exempt application process with the Internal Revenue Service.

Locke Lord has more than 125 years of legal experience in public borrowing and the federal tax and securities aspects of public debt obligations, according to the firm. The firm has represented states, cities and towns, and numerous other governmental entities and conduit issuers and borrowers, including educational and health care institutions in public finance offerings.

“Locke Lord has built a robust presence in the public finance sector, and I am pleased to be able to bring my skill set to this stellar team,” Redin said. “I am looking forward to closely collaborating with my colleagues to expand the Firm’s resources and reach throughout California and across the country.”

The firm ranked sixth nationally for competitive issues for the first half of 2018 with 87 issues, according to Thomson Reuters data.

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