John Stump concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal bonds, project finance, economic development and utility regulation. Mr. Stump's experience includes significant involvement in tax-exempt and taxable bond issues of all types, a variety of economic development projects, and providing legal representation to utilities, financial institutions, and municipal and other public bodies.
Mr. Stump has extensive experience as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, and issuer's counsel for tax-exempt and taxable bond issues for public works of state agencies, counties, municipalities, and public service districts, as well as conduit financings for 501(c)(3) corporations, private educational institutions, and industrial development projects.
Mr. Stump has represented a number of companies, ranging from Fortune 500 international conglomerates to privately held start-ups, in the negotiation and identification of state economic development incentive packages. He has negotiated, and implemented, all types of development incentives, including Tax Increment Financing, Economic Opportunity Districts and Tourism Development Credits.
Mr. Stump regularly represents utilities before regulatory agencies. His experience includes testifying as an expert witness before regulatory agencies on project financing issues.