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Howell Linkous & Nettles

The Charleston law firm Howell Linkous & Nettles, LLC concentrates its practice in the related areas of municipal bonds, local govern­ment law, economic development incentives, real estate development and affordable housing finance.

Our attorneys have more than 70 years of combined experience serving predominantly local and tribal governments, and dealing with multifamily housing development legal matters. Formerly associated with large firms, Sam Howell, Alan Linkous and Robert Nettles developed a vision for a small munic­ipal bond and public finance law firm that not only has an in-depth under­standing of the financing needs of local governments and under­writing firms, but also efficiently allo­cates resources to meet those needs.

Since our firm’s formation in 2001, Howell Linkous & Nettles has provided legal services in over $7.2 billion of bond financing projects for local govern­ments and agencies through­out the South and for Native American tribes across the continental United States. In the course of financing projects, our lawyers serve as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, special tax counsel, securitisation counsel, trustee counsel, issuer’s counsel and borrower’s counsel.

The scope of our firm’s capabilities encom­passes a broad multifamily and affordable housing practice that includes tax and real estate aspects of affordable housing develop­ment, complementing our services in the area of multifamily housing bonds. Howell Linkous & Nettles represents for-profit and non-profit owners and developers, housing authorities, and financial institutions in all phases of multifamily and affordable housing property development and financing.

Howell Linkous & Nettles is a “Red Book” bond counsel firm recognised by the National Association of Securities Dealers. With an “AV” rating, our firm is one of only two law firms in South Carolina recognised in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for Municipal Bond / Public Authority Financing. All of the firm’s attorneys are members of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.