Frank D. McPhillips
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PROFILE
EXPERIENCE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS

Frank’s Profile

Frank has broad experience as bond counsel and disclosure counsel in a wide variety of transactions for the State of Alabama and numerous local governmental entities, investment banking firms, universities and colleges and private enterprises seeking economic development incentives. He has handled both tax-exempt and taxable financings for governmental and private activity projects.

Frank has also served as special legislative and tax advisor to the Director of Finance of the State of Alabama. In that role, he drafted major legislation and constitutional amendments affecting state government financing and negotiated economic development incentives on behalf of the State of Alabama, including Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, L.L.C. Frank has served as general counsel of the Birmingham Airport Authority since its inception in 1986, and has served as principal outside counsel to the Alabama Housing Finance Authority since 1999.

Frank’s Experience

  • Bond Counsel –  $157,190,000 Senior Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016-A;  $278,200,000 Subordinate Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016-B; and $34,110,000 Subordinate Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016-C (Taxable), issued by The Water Works Board of the City of Birmingham
  • Bond Counsel$15,855,000 General Revenue Bonds, The University of Alabama Series 2017-A; $158,400,000 General Revenue Bonds, The University of Alabama Series 2017-B; and $25,060,000 General Revenue Bonds, The University of Alabama Series 2017-C, issued by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama
  • Bond Counsel – $21,630,000 Student Housing Revenue Refunding Bonds (University of Alabama Ridgecrest Residential Facilities), Series 2016-A and $74,080,000 Student Housing Revenue Refunding Bonds (University of Alabama Ridgecrest Residential Facilities), Series 2016-B, issued by Public Educational Building Authority of the City of Tuscaloosa
  • Bond Counsel and Counsel to Bass Pro, Inc. – Substitute Letter of Credit relating to $23,370,000 Limited Obligation Economic Development Revenue Bonds (Bass Pro Project)
  • Underwriter’s Counsel – $26,675,000 Limited Obligation Revenue Bonds (University of Mobile Project), Series 2015A and $4,000,000 Limited Obligation Revenue Bonds (University of Mobile Project), Series 2015B (Taxable), issued by Private Colleges and Universities Facilities Authority
  • Counsel to Tuskegee University – $28,000,000 Future Advance Project Funding Bond, Series A 2017-1 (Tuskegee University Project) (Long-Term Fixed-Rate Bond), issued by Rice Capital Access Program, LLC
  • Bond Counsel – $15,350,000 Revenue Bonds, Series 2017, issued by The Public Educational Building Authority of the City of Saraland
  • Underwriter’s Counsel – $23,730,000 Revenue Bonds (Federally Tax-Exempt), Series 2018-A and $3,400,000 Revenue Bonds (Federally Taxable), Series 2018-B, issued by Public Finance Authority to finance Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

 

Frank’s Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Public Finance Law (2006 – present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers for Bonds/Government Finance (2010-2012)
  • Birmingham Business Journal’s Best of Bar 2006 – Public Finance
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating

Frank’s Affiliations & Civic Involvement

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Chairman of the Board
  • Phillips Exeter Academy Class of 1972, Exeter, N.H., President (2017-22)
  • Harvard Alumni Association, Nominating Committee – Board of Overseers
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Former Board Member and Former General Counsel
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alabama-Mississippi Chapter, Former Chairman of the Board
  • Advent Episcopal Day School, Board of Trustees
  • Leadership Birmingham Alumni Council, Past President
CONTACT
T 205.254.1045
C 205.566.5253
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Assistant
Karen Goodson
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama
EDUCATION
University of Virginia School of Law (1980, J.D.)
Harvard University (1976, A.B., cum laude; John Harvard Scholar)
JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

Sam C. Pointer, Jr.
Chief Judge of the Northern District of Alabama

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Key Provisions Affecting the Bond Market
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Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005 published by The Alabama Lawyer
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Fundamental School Finance Reform Comes to Alabama
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