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Ray E. Jones

Board of Directors of the Firm


Ray Jones provides advice and counsel to a broad spectrum of clients in matters relating to public finance, local taxation, financing of affordable housing and economic development. His clients include cities, counties, school districts, investment banks, financial institutions, public housing authorities and large to mid-size corporations.

Results By the Numbers

  • 0 Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
  • 0 Attorneys in 7 offices

Featured Experience

  • Assists local governments in the financing of public improvements and structuring bond transactions, including active counseling with the client and, most importantly, discussions with governing bodies to ensure clarity of purpose and direction
  • Represents investment banks and other financial institutions in conjunction with the underwriting of publicly sold tax-exempt securities, including the securities law aspects of those transactions
  • Counsels banks in connection with the purchase of tax-exempt, bank-qualified securities from local governmental issuers
  • Advises governments on how to structure incentive packages to lure new business and industry to their communities, and counseling corporations with respect to these matters

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Honors & Awards

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Public Finance Law, 2010-2017; Economic Development Law, 2011-2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Public Finance; Economic Development; Government; Business Law; Hotel and Resort Development


  • March of Dimes, Board of Directors, South Carolina Chapter, 2005-2010; Chair, 2007-2008
  • Saluda Shoals Foundation, Board of Directors, January 2013-present
  • South Carolina Economic Developers' Association, Board of Directors, 2011-2013