Tyler Smith's practice focuses in the areas of both public and business finance as well as government and public policy. He has served various financial institutions in the Southeast and borrowers in relation to conventional loans, letters of credit, taxable and tax-advantaged financings, including bond issues and deals eligible for other beneficial tax treatment. He has substantial experience in the field of new markets tax credits, representing parties from the perspectives of QALICB/borrower, Community Development Entity, and leverage lender in such transactions. He has worked with clients in both the public and private sector across the United States, such as hospitals, financial institutions, educational institutions of all levels, and 501(c)(3) organizations.
Tyler also has extensive experience in interest rate swaps and other derivative transactions, 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 hundreds of millions 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.