Sherman & Howard/Swendseid & Stern* Climbs in Annual National Bond Counsel Rankings
Firm Also Ranks Highly in Colorado and Nevada
February 3, 2009 - The law firm of Sherman & Howard/Swendseid & Stern* ranked second in the nation last year as bond counsel on competitively sold bond issues (up from fourth in 2007), sixth in the nation as Disclosure Counsel (up from eleventh in 2007) and twelfth in the nation as Bond Counsel (up from thirteenth in 2007) based on total par amount of all bond offerings according to the most recent rankings released by Thomson Reuters.
The firm, which practices in Nevada as Swendseid & Stern, finished first in Nevada in 2008 as both Bond Counsel and Disclosure Counsel, both by total par amount of all bond issues and by the number of bond issues. The firm served as Bond Counsel on 36 offerings in 2008, involving a total par amount of $3.813 billion (up from $3.155 billion in 2007).
In Colorado, the firm finished first in 2008 as Disclosure Counsel for the total par amount of all bond issues, and second as Bond Counsel, both by total par amount of all issues and by number of issues. The firm served as Bond Counsel on 52 offerings involving a total par amount of $2.142 billion in 2008. The firm also finished fourth in terms of the number of bond offerings for which it served as underwriters counsel.
About Thomson Reuters Rankings
Thomson Reuters' rankings and volume totals include all long-term municipal new issues underwritten during the period from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008 of which Thomson Reuters was made aware. Thomson Reuters standard league tables are based upon a single set of globally consistent criteria, submission guidelines, transaction classifications, and eligibility rules, allowing accurate analysis of transactions from around the world. Legal counsels received full credit, equal if joint, on each issue of which they provide legal services. To view complete criteria visit Thomson Reuters online at www.thomsonreuters.com/league. To view league tables, visit http://www.thomsonreuters.com/business_units/financial/league_tables/.
About Sherman & Howard
Sherman & Howard L.L.C., established in 1892, is the oldest law firm in Denver. The Firm assists its clients in most aspects of law affecting businesses and public institutions. Sherman & Howard's more than 190 attorneys currently practice law from offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs and Vail, Colorado; Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada; and St. Louis, Missouri.
*Members of the Sherman & Howard Public Finance Department practice in Nevada under the name of Swendseid & Stern.
Sherman & Howard has been continuously listed in the "Municipal Bond Attorneys" section of The Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace (The Red Book) since that publication first started listing municipal bond attorneys in about 1939. For more information on The Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace (The Red Book) please visit http://www.accuitysolutions.com/text/lit-library/reference-directories/US/BONDBUYER.pdf.
For more information, contact Ruth Nichols at 303.299.8023.
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