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Donald P. Ubell

Retired of Counsel
Charlotte | 704.372.9000

Before he retired at the end of 2017, Don Ubell practiced public finance law at Parker Poe for more than 25 years. He had 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.

During his career, he served as bond counsel for numerous North Carolina local governments and nonprofits, as bond counsel in 11 other states, and as underwriter's counsel for most of the major investment banking firms.

Don has been recognized for his work on taxable municipal issues, risk management funding, and pension funding. He was at the forefront in developing governmental responses to the SEC requirements for municipal securities.

After retiring from Parker Poe, Don joined a municipal advisory firm.

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Honors & Awards

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Public Finance Law, 2003-2018
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Banking & Finance (Band 1), 2004-2018
  • American College of Bond Counsel, Board of Directors; Fellow
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2006-2014
  • Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" in Charlotte for Public Finance Law, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ in Public Finance; Corporate; Government & Public Policy; Educational Institutions
  • Phi Beta Kappa