Travis Gibbs has extensive experience as bond counsel and tax counsel in public offerings of municipal securities, including general obligation bonds, certificates of participation, school district bonds, hospital issues, variable rate financings, cash flow financings, small issue industrial development bonds, nonprofit corporation equipment financings, tax allocation bonds, refunding bonds, and rebate excepted financings. His experience includes serving as counsel in complex structured transactions with a focus on maintaining the integrity of the tax-exemption on the bonds being issued. Mr. Gibbs has represented a number of municipal electric and water utilities as bond counsel, including serving as special tax counsel in connection with bonds issued for purposes of prepaying for electricity. He has also acted as counsel in numerous transactions which involved derivative products such as SWAPS, CAPS, and the sale of stripped call rights. A representative list of clients includes: the Southern California Public Power Authority, Douglas County PUD No. 1, WA, the County of Los Angeles, CA; the Port of Oakland; The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; the State of California; the County of Riverside, CA; as well as other counties, ports, water districts, transportation authorities, airport authorities and schools districts.In addition to tax-exempt financing, Mr. Gibbs has had experience in a variety of other tax law matters for corporation, municipal, nonprofit, and individual clients. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas, J.D. and B.A. from University of Florida His affiliations include: Member and Secretary, Board of Directors and Chair of Finance Committee of Barlow Respiratory Hospital, Los Angeles; American Bar Association; Member and Secretary, United Way of Greater Los Angeles; Section of Taxation, Tax-Exempt Committee (past Secretary); Past Member, Steering Committee for the Bond Attorneys Workshop sponsored by the National Association of Bond Lawyers; National Association of Bond Lawyers.
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