G. Allen Bass is a veteran bond lawyer with over 40 years’ experience and is the co-author of the Municipal Debt Finance Law: Theory and Practice, Second Edition.
This book provides in-depth analysis of the conditions that must be satisfied prior to issuance of debt; state constitutional restrictions on the issuance of debt, such as the public purpose requirement, the prohibition on lending of credit, and debt limitations; the rights of bondholders; and federal regulation of municipal securities.
Mr. Bass began his career in 1972 when public finance began to expand into financing residential and multifamily mortgages, health and education facilities and student loans, and when economic development finance began to become widespread. In particular, he participated in the creation of mortgage financing agencies and authorities in several states. Mr. Bass expanded beyond housing finance and was the principal lawyer on The Bond Buyers 2005 “Midwest Deal of the Year” and the inaugural award in 2009 of the “Non-Traditional Finance Deal of the Year