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George M. Mardikes

George Mardikes focuses exclusively on governmental finance, including state and local government lease-purchase financing, both taxable and tax-exempt; federal leasing; tax-exempt conduit financing for 501(c)(3) entities; general and limited tax obligation bonds; tax leases to federal agencies, and state and local governments; letter of credit transactions; and qualified zone academy bonds and special assessment bonds. He has structured financings that included assets such as construction of real property, equipment, software, prepaid maintenance, aircraft, and energy retrofit.

George is a frequent speaker at seminars on the subject of governmental leasing on the national level.

Practice Highlights
  • Serves as bond counsel on a variety of issues: general and limited tax obligation bonds; tax leases to federal agencies and state and local governments; selling of lease streams and assignment of residuals; purchase and sale of lease portfolios; qualified zone academy bonds; special assessment bonds; tax increment financing bonds; utility, airport and hospital revenue bonds; 501(c) entity and 63-20 financings; defeased lease transaction; advance refundings; tax and revenue anticipation notes; small-issue industrial development bonds; aircraft, including helicopters; exempt facility bonds; pooled certificates of participation financings and securitization of leases and other tax-exempt obligations; fixed rate, variable rate and multimodal obligations; domestic and foreign letter of credit-backed obligations, insured and other guaranteed obligations; interest rate swaps; and taxable obligations
  • Works with a variety of issuers in many states. These include federal entities, such as the General Services Administration, the U.S. Senate, the FAA, Department of Defense, U.S. Postal Service, Tennessee Valley Authority, IRS and CIA, as well as states, Indian tribes, cities, counties, school districts, community colleges, airport and transit authorities, public building authorities, housing authorities, irrigation districts, diking districts, water and sanitary districts, public utility districts, port authorities, state railroads, and development agencies.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Association for Governmental Leasing & Finance
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • American Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Association for Governmental Leasing and Finance, 2011