Revenue and Taxation
We advise our clients on revenue raising opportunities and related borrowing. Our knowledge of local revenue measures encompasses a broad range of taxes, fees, assessments and charges.
In addition, we assist clients with available financing instruments, such as short-term notes, taxable and tax-exempt securities, and both pooled and stand-alone structures.
We help our clients determine the taxes and other revenue sources available to them and counsel them on how to impose them lawfully. This can mean assisting throughout the process or advising on a particular legal issue. We also defend clients in court from challenges to taxes and other revenue sources.
Clients frequently seek our services to help them create redevelopment agencies and projects; assessment and community facilities districts; joint powers authorities, and similar financing mechanisms.
In addition, we advise a number of local agencies regarding the legal requirements to adopt development impact fees for a wide range of infrastructure needs.