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Ray E. Jones

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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 hospitals, cities, counties, school districts, investment banks, financial institutions, public housing authorities, and large to midsize corporations.

Results By the Numbers

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

Representative Experience

  • Assisted local governments and hospitals in the financing of capital improvements and structuring bond transactions.
  • Represented 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.
  • Counseled banks in connection with the purchase of tax-exempt, bank-qualified securities from local governmental issuers.
  • Advised 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, 2010-2018; Economic Development Law, 2011-2018
  • Columbia Business Monthly’s Legal Elite, Top Attorney in Bank and Finance Law, 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Public Finance; Economic Development; Government; Business Law; Hotel and Resort Development

Memberships

  • Saluda Shoals Foundation, Board of Directors, January 2013-present, Chair, 2017
  • March of Dimes, Board of Directors, South Carolina Chapter, 2005-2010; Chair, 2007-2008
  • South Carolina Economic Developers' Association, Board of Directors, 2011-2013