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Rebecca B. Joyner

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Raleigh | 919.835.4499
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Rebecca Joyner helps local governments take an idea and make it a reality. She 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

  • Represented local governments on a variety of well-known capital projects across North Carolina, including the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), which has become a premier theater in the Southeast and an essential part of downtown Durham’s revitalization.
  • 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, 2017-2019
  • Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, 2011; Women in Business Award, 2013
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010-2013

Memberships

  • North Carolina Women in Public Finance, Co-Founder; Steering Committee, 2007-present
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • CASA, Board of Directors, 2018-present
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina, Board of Directors, 2012-2014
  • Achievement Academy of Durham, Advisory Council, 2010-2012; Board of Directors, 2007-2010, Vice-Chair, 2008-2009, Chair, 2009-2010
  • UNC-Chapel Hill APPLES Service-Learning Program, Advisory Board, 2007-2009