Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Chuck Katz, a public finance attorney, to its Chicago office as a partner in the Government Services and Finance Department.
Katz has worked in the public finance arena for more than 30 years and focuses on the tax component of public finance transactions across the country. He serves in a variety of roles related to tax-exempt financing transactions, including as bond, underwriter’s, tax, issuer’s or borrower’s counsel.
Katz is experienced in virtually all types of bonds, including governmental, public power, single- and multifamily housing, airport and other transportation, solid waste and sewer, and small issue manufacturing, along with bonds issued for hospitals, colleges and other nonprofit organizations. He advises governmental and nonprofit organizations on the various tax law requirements related to bond-financed property, including use of proceeds, private use, arbitrage and rebate compliance.
“Chuck has a leading public finance and tax law practice that spans 25 states,” said Mark Rust, managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg’s Chicago office. “He’s joining an exceptional team that has long-standing relationships with clients at all levels of government, particularly serving the municipal finance market for both public and private projects.”
Additionally, Katz regularly counsels clients on tax law compliance matters, tax form preparation and filing, and the evaluation of management contracts and research agreements.
Katz earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. from Union College. Katz was previously a shareholder at Polsinelli. With more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from 13 offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Indiana, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.