Don Ubell has practiced primarily in the areas of traditional general obligation, certificates of participation and revenue bonds for more than 25 years. He has principal responsibility for the firm's work as bond counsel and special counsel on North Carolina governmental and nonprofit issues and for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina system.
Don pioneered the use of certificates of participation financing for cities and counties in North Carolina and completed the initial swap transactions for municipalities in the state. He serves as bond counsel for the cities of Charlotte, Durham, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and Asheville, as well as the counties of Buncombe, Brunswick, Dare, Davidson, Harnett, Haywood, and Wayne. In addition, He has served as bond counsel in 12 states and as underwriter's counsel for every major investment banking firm.
A frequent lecturer on public finance issues, Don is recognized for his work on taxable municipal issues, risk management funding, and pension funding. He has been at the forefront in developing governmental responses to the SEC requirements for municipal securities.