Public Charter Schools

Howell Linkous & Nettles works with public K-12 charters throughout the startup process of Board formation, lease and property negotiations, applying for charter, applying for tax-exempt status, and the procurement process. HLN can assist a charter’s Board of Directors in the process of financing school facilities whether through the use of traditional bank loans, USDA funding, tax-exempt bonds, taxable bonds, and/or tax credits.

Howell Linkous & Nettles enjoy working with public charter schools in reaching creative solutions to the unique challenges involved in growing a new school. Using financing tools provided by the Stimulus Act (ARRA), our firm served as bond counsel to a charter public school in structuring a first-of-its-kind tax-exempt, bank qualified bond issue for a charter school in South Carolina, the first publicly issued bonds in the State of South Carolina. Howell Linkous & Nettles has served as disclosure counsel for the only public charter school located on a military base in South Carolina; the first limited public offering of Bonds for a charter school in South Carolina; and the first charter school Bonds rated in South Carolina.