Tyler Smith's practice focuses in the areas of tax equity project finance, taxable and tax-exempt bond finance, and conventional lending. He has represented and advised numerous financial institutions, bond issuers, and borrowers throughout the Southeast and beyond. Tyler has substantial experience in the field of new markets tax credits, representing parties from the perspectives of the QALICB/borrower, leverage lender, source lender, and community development entity (CDE) in such transactions. Additionally, Tyler advises clients on transactions involving renewable energy tax credits.
Tyler also has extensive experience in interest rate swaps and other derivative transactions and the transition from LIBOR to SOFR and other benchmark replacements, as well as complex investment products that include guaranteed investment contracts, securities forward delivery agreements, repurchase agreements, and equity linked notes. He has been involved in a wide array of transactions involving up to multiple billions of dollars.
His relationships with representatives of local, regional, and global financial institutions, financial advisory firms and organizations such as the National Association of Bond Lawyers connect Tyler to a network of information and knowledge of industry practices that he regularly incorporates into his practice.
His undergraduate and graduate level education in mathematics, economics, and law, together with extensive transactional experience, make him well-positioned to understand complex economic transactions and to advise clients on a breadth of potential transaction structures, options, risks, and solutions.