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Parker Poe Attorney Don Ubell Named Fellow

  • October 07, 2009

Donald P. Ubell, a partner in Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein’s Charlotte office, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. The College was established to assemble lawyers “distinguished for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of bond law.”

Ubell, who has led Parker Poe’s public finance practice since 1993, has practiced primarily in the areas of traditional general obligation, certificates of participation and revenue bonds for more than 25 years. He has 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.

Ubell initiated the use of certificates of participation financing for cities and counties in North Carolina and completed the initial swap transactions for municipalities in the state. Among the communities he serves as bond counsel are the cities of Charlotte, Durham, Wilmington, Winston-Salem and Asheville, and the counties of Buncombe, Brunswick, Dare, Davidson, Harnett, Haywood and Sampson.

"This honor acknowledges Don's dedication and pioneering contributions to public finance," said Bill Farthing, managing partner of Parker Poe.  "We are proud of the notable public finance practice Don has helped build at Parker Poe and the economic progress it supports in North Carolina and elsewhere."

A graduate of UNC, Ubell received his law degree from the University of Michigan. Ubell has been named to Best Lawyers in America, to Chambers’ America’s Leading Business Lawyers, as a Super Lawyer and as one of only four North Carolina lawyers to the Best Attorneys Network for Public Finance.

About Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has 220 lawyers in six offices across the Carolinas. The Firm represents domestic and international clients in litigation and dispute, commercial, transactional and regulatory matters, including employment, environmental and government affairs.