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MWH Serves as Sole Underwriters’ Counsel for Major Bond Sale

February 17, 2017
Kerrie Murphy

In connection with $529 Million State of Wisconsin Bond Transaction

Milwaukee, Wisconsin — Feb. 16, 2017 — MWH Law Group, LLP (MWH) recently served as sole underwriters’ counsel in connection with the State of Wisconsin’s sale of General Fund Annual Appropriation Refunding Bonds of 2017 in the total amount of $529,875,000 that closed on January 26, 2017. MWH represented Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc. as representative of a syndicate of underwriters purchasing the Wisconsin appropriation-backed bonds, with MWH attorney Jennifer Pflug Murphy serving as lead counsel.

“We were extremely pleased with MWH Law Group’s work in this transaction,” said Phil Culpepper, Managing Director, Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc. “Jennifer Pflug Murphy’s insights and willingness to work under a tight deadline allowed us to successfully market and close this transaction, which resulted in the State achieving its financing budgetary relief goals.”

“We are proud of Jennifer’s work on this major deal”, said Emery Harlan, Partner in charge of MWH Law Group’s Milwaukee office. “As a result of her public finance work in Wisconsin and other markets, over a twenty-four-year career, Jennifer has become one of the strongest public finance lawyers in the United States. We are very fortunate to have her on our team,” Emery Harlan added.

The Public Finance Group of MWH is experienced in a wide variety of public issuances. Attorneys serve as bond, disclosure, credit providers, trustees, borrowers and special counsel. MWH represents issuers, underwriters, credit providers, trustees, and private beneficiaries. Experience covers various types of tax-exempt and taxable financings involving government finance, transportation, airport, economic development, health care, housing, asset securitization, and public projects.

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