Sherman & Howard/Swendseid & Stern Tops Nevada and Colorado Bond Counsel Rankings
Firm Also Stands Strong in National Bond Counsel Rankings
The firm, which practices in Nevada as Swendseid & Stern, finished first in Nevada in 2009 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 saw a 36 percent increase in number of bond issues in 2009. Swendseid & Stern served as Bond Counsel on 49 offerings in 2009, involving a total par amount of $3.164 billion.
In Colorado, the firm finished first in 2009 as both Bond Counsel and Disclosure Counsel for the total par amount of all bond issues. The firm finished first as Disclosure Counsel and second as Bond Counsel based upon the number of issues. The firm saw a 19 percent increase in the number of issues and a 6 percent increase in the par amount of issues in 2009. The firm served as Bond Counsel on 62 offerings in 2009, involving a total par amount of $2.281 billion. The firm also finished sixth in terms of the number of bond offerings for which it served as underwriters counsel.
About Thomson Reuters Rankings
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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 200 attorneys currently practice law from offices in Denver, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, Aspen 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 their website.