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Building a Better
Future

Bond Counsel & Special Counsel for California Public Agencies

Why Work with Weist Law?

Comprehensive Approach

Because we are lawyers and registered municipal advisors, we cross-train daily. Our deep experience with the intricate legal and financial aspects of transactional work allows us to ensure superior results.  Our team stays up to date with low-cost loan, grant and tax credit opportunities, as well as applicable laws and regulations. We always leverage our knowledge for your benefit. 

Innovative Solutions

Our team has pioneered creative numerous legal and financial strategies for financing projects of all sizes and complexities. Most members of our team are both attorneys and registered municipal advisors available to provide in-depth legal and financial guidance for your projects. We deliver these value-added capabilities at no extra charge.

Client Centric 

We constantly strive to deeply understand our clients' specific needs and goals to provide custom legal and financial strategies for long-lasting financial success. Staying involved and serving as an extension of your staff ensures an anchored relationship of trust. Trust is the hallmark of our  success.

About Weist Law

 

We aim to empower public agencies to think outside the box, spend public funds wisely, and create intergenerational equity.

As public agencies are working hard to protect and serve their communities, we work hard to protect your finances. Weist Law is a full service public finance law firm with decades of experience counseling public agencies on cost-efficient, effective financing strategies and structures.

How We Can Help

We are much more than your average bond counsel. We provide assistance for all aspects of public finance with a long-term vision of creating lasting fiscal responsibility for your agency. 

We assist public agencies in the preparation of CIP plans and help obtain funding from various sources at optimal rates. Our team will put together an analysis of all funding options and recommend the best funding strategy for your long term fiscal efficiency. 

Long-Term Financial Plans

We assist public agencies in the preparation of CIP plans and help obtain funding from various sources at optimal rates. Our team will put together an analysis of all funding options and recommend the best funding strategy for your long term fiscal efficiency. 

Our team has experience assisting communities in ballot measures for Assessment Districts and Community Facilities Districts in order to raise revenue. Our in house experts will consult your on the best structure of your new measure and manage the ballot process and ordinace drafting.

Assessment/
Community Facilities District

We assist public agencies in the preparation of CIP plans and help obtain funding from various sources at optimal rates. Our team will put together an analysis of all funding options and recommend the best funding strategy for your long term fiscal efficiency. 

We draft all necessary management policies such as a Reserve Policy, Debt Management Policy, and Pension Management Policy. In addition we will draft a detailed staff report and resolution for ease of adoption by your board or council.

Policy Drafting

We assist public agencies in the preparation of CIP plans and help obtain funding from various sources at optimal rates. Our team will put together an analysis of all funding options and recommend the best funding strategy for your long term fiscal efficiency. 

We work with developers and public agencies, to finance public or private projects with Land Secured Development Bonds. In addition, we can also assist in financing Developer Impact Fees through a variety of financing techniques. 

Land/ Developer Impact Fee Financing

We assist public agencies in the preparation of CIP plans and help obtain funding from various sources at optimal rates. Our team will put together an analysis of all funding options and recommend the best funding strategy for your long term fiscal efficiency. 

We assist public agencies in the preparation of CIP plans and/or obtain funding from various sources at optimal rates. Our team will put together an analysis of all funding options and recommend the best funding strategy for your long term fiscal efficiency. 

CIP & Equipment Financing

We assist public agencies in the preparation of CIP plans and help obtain funding from various sources at optimal rates. Our team will put together an analysis of all funding options and recommend the best funding strategy for your long term fiscal efficiency. 

Our team stays up to date on current legislature to be able to provide you with detailed consulting in obtaining funding for your next project(s). Some of the notable agencies we have secured funding with include the USDA, EPA WIFIA, TIFIA, and the California SRF. 

Federal/State Funding

We assist public agencies in the preparation of CIP plans and help obtain funding from various sources at optimal rates. Our team will put together an analysis of all funding options and recommend the best funding strategy for your long term fiscal efficiency. 

We have been dedicating our resources to a greener future. We work closely with the USDA to assist in obtaining funding for energy efficiency projects in rural communities throughout the state of California. 

Energy Efficiency

We assist public agencies in the preparation of CIP plans and help obtain funding from various sources at optimal rates. Our team will put together an analysis of all funding options and recommend the best funding strategy for your long term fiscal efficiency. 

We make sure you stay compliant so you don't have to. Our team will manage all reporting requirements after an issuance including CDIAC annual debt transparency reporting and Marks Roos reporting, and MSRB annual reports. 

Compliance Reporting

We assist public agencies in the preparation of CIP plans and help obtain funding from various sources at optimal rates. Our team will put together an analysis of all funding options and recommend the best funding strategy for your long term fiscal efficiency. 

We are experts in helping public agencies manage their retirement benefit costs. We create customized plans utilizing various cost mitigation techniques such as drafting a pension policy, investing in a 115 trust, allocation analysis, base targeting, setting funded ratios and more. 

Pension/OPEB

We assist public agencies in the preparation of CIP plans and help obtain funding from various sources at optimal rates. Our team will put together an analysis of all funding options and recommend the best funding strategy for your long term fiscal efficiency. 

All other legal guidance you may need regarding management of your agency and public funds is included in our engagements so that we may establish a long-term working relationship with you and your team. 

General Consulting

Our Programs

Click through one of our service programs below to learn more.

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WATER WASTEWATER

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LAND SECURED FINANCING

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PENSION

AND OPEB

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WORKFORCE HOUSING

Resources

Expand your knowledge toolkit by reading our white papers, case studies, and informational articles. 

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"The Weist Law Firm made our process smooth and seamless. They are a top notch organization and we highly recommend them."

- Will Clemens, General Manager, Oceano Community Services District

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