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Rebecca B. Joyner

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Rebecca Joyner serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, and bank counsel in financings for cities, towns, counties, authorities, private schools, colleges and universities, as well as other nonprofit institutions across North Carolina.

In addition to her legal experience, Rebecca has extensive experience in municipal bond financings after six years as state lead for local credits with Moody’s Investors Service. In this role, she analyzed bond offerings issued by cities, counties, school districts, and special districts located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and several states in the southwestern United States.

Representative Experience

  • Experienced with fixed rate and variable rate transactions utilizing debt instruments, including general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, installment purchase financings, lease financings, limited obligation bonds, and certificates of participation financings.
  • Spearheaded effort to expand North Carolina Local Government Commission policy regarding the sale of special assessment bonds to qualified institutional buyers.
  • Served as bond counsel for the first unenhanced tax increment financing completed in North Carolina.
  • Served as bond counsel for the first bond financing for a North Carolina charter school.

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Honors & Awards

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Public Finance Law, 2017-2018
  • Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, 2011 and Women in Business Award, 2013
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star in Bonds/Government Finance, 2010-2013
  • North Carolina Women in Public Finance, Founding Member, Steering Committee 2007-Present
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member 2004-Present

Memberships

  • Achievement Academy of Durham, Member, Board of Directors, 2007-2008; Vice-Chair, 2008-2009; Chairman, 2009-2010; Member, Advisory Council, 2010-present
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina, Member, Board of Directors, 2012-present
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member
  • North Carolina Women in Public Finance, Member, Steering Committee, 2007-Present
  • UNC-Chapel Hill APPLES Service-Learning Program, Member, Advisory Board, 2007-2009