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Nossaman LLP

Katherine S. Thursby

Associate

T 415.438.7212
F 415.398.2438
50 California Street, 34th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Katherine Thursby serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and underwriters' counsel in connection with various public finance matters.  She assists school districts, community college districts, cities, counties, water districts, 501(c)(3) organizations, and a variety of public agencies with the issuance of general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, special tax bonds, pension obligation bonds, and the execution and delivery of certifications of participation, for new money and refunding purposes.  Her experience also includes short-term financings, including bond anticipation note financings and individual and pooled tax and revenue anticipation note financings, and private financings involving solar lease-purchase agreements, loan agreements, credit reimbursement agreements, and related documentation.  She counsels clients on the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bond issues, as well as tax credit and direct pay bonds, including Qualified Zone Academy Bonds, Build America Bonds, and Qualified School Construction Bonds.

Ms. Thursby previously represented emerging growth and technology companies, venture capital and angel investors, and private equity firms in connection with various public and private financings.  She began her career in-house with the legal department of Morgan Stanley.

Representative Work

  • Represented more than 50 California school districts and community college districts as bond counsel and disclosure counsel with respect to their issuance of general obligation bonds, as special counsel and disclosure counsel in connection with the execution and delivery of certifications of participation, and as issuer's counsel in connection with private loan and lease-purchase financings.
  • Represented investment banks as underwriters' counsel with respect to the issuance of general obligation bonds, revenue bonds to finance charter schools and hospital projects, special tax bonds, and the execution and delivery of certifications of participation.
  • Represented cities and counties as bond counsel and disclosure counsel with respect to their issuance of general obligation bonds, tax and revenue anticipation notes, lease revenue bonds, water and wastewater utility revenue bonds, pension obligation bonds, and as special counsel and disclosure counsel in connection with the execution and delivery of certifications of participation. 
  • Represented water districts and public utility districts as bond counsel and disclosure counsel with respect to their issuance of water, wastewater, and other utility revenue bonds, and as special counsel and disclosure counsel in connection with the execution and delivery of certifications of participation. 
  • Represented a regional park district in connection with its issuance of promissory notes, and its subsequent issuance of general obligation bonds. 
Katherine S. Thursby
Katherine S. Thursby

Practices

Education

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2006, Hastings Law Journal, Editor; Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Advanced Business Law

A.B., Columbia College, 2003, with honors; Edwin Robbins Research & Public Service Prize

Admissions

California

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Bar Association of San Francisco

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