Joshua Bonney concentrates his practice in the areas of public finance, economic development, and local government. He is part of a team of attorneys that regularly serves as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, issuer's counsel, bank counsel, disclosure counsel, and special tax counsel in connection with a range of tax-exempt and taxable financing transactions.
In his role, Joshua utilizes a wide variety of publicly offered and privately placed debt instruments and financing structures to help achieve clients' financial objectives, including general obligation bonds, limited obligation bonds, enterprise revenue bonds, certificates of participation, installment financings, public-private partnership (P3) project financings, and various forms of credit enhanced financings for fixed-rate, variable-rate, and multi-modal obligations. His clients include cities, towns, counties, school districts, public and private colleges and universities, hospitals, nonprofit organizations such as private and charter schools, investment banks and financial institutions, as well as other entities engaged in financing public sector capital projects.
Prior to joining Parker Poe, Joshua was a research fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he focused on the sociopolitical effects of federal and state legislation on various parts of the U.S. electorate in connection with 2016 election cycle. At Elon University School of Law, he served as academic chair and vice president of the Black Law Students Association, was an Intramural Moot Court champion, and served as research assistant to Professor Thomas Molony and Professor Robert Parrish. Also, while in law school, Joshua interned for former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robert Edmunds Jr., drafting bench memos and providing research for published opinions.
Joshua is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and a charter member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Public Service Academy. He also serves as a council member on the Elon University President’s Young Advisory Council. In addition, Joshua is a member of Parker Poe’s Recruiting Committee and a subcommittee member of Parker Poe’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.