Mark Mamantov has developed one of the leading financing and real estate practices in Tennessee, with a special emphasis in public finance. Having practiced in the public finance area for nearly 30 years, Mark has served as bond counsel for more than $3 billion of debt issues and has built a reputation nationally for his experience in tax-exempt finance and economic incentives. His public finance experience encompasses a broad spectrum of financings, including traditional government financing and conduit financing for charitable institutions, low-income housing and manufacturing facilities. As a result, Mark has had the opportunity to work on many of Tennessee’s largest bond financings, including public projects such as convention centers, stadiums and arenas; hospital system financings; and public utility system financings.
National Association of Bond Lawyers — Member
American College of Bond Counsel — Fellow
We represented Shelby County Schools (SCS) Board in a transaction to secure funding bringing laptop computers to nearly 95,000 students in the District. By providing nearly 95,000+ new devices and WiFi access to students in the District, each student will have the proper materials to participate in online learning this year. Students are scheduled to have a laptop or tablet by November 2020. The investment in students, which was announced on June 16, is historic step for the District in bridging the digital divide and builds upon the ongoing Equity in Action Plan, which aims to ensure all students have the same access to academic supports.
COVID-19 highlighted the lack of internet access and technology for many students and families in Memphis, Tennessee. This deal is part of a broader $37 million plan to enable all students to learn online. The transaction was formed through a lease-purchase agreement with Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. The funding included federal coronavirus relief dollars through the CARES Act Fund, as well as government bonds from Shelby County and the City of Memphis.
Served as bond counsel to LHP Capital, LLC in three tax exempt financings relating to the rehabilitation of three low-income housing facilities located in Nashville
Served as bond counsel to Ballad Health for a $950 million bond issue to finance new healthcare facilities and refinance certain existing debt
Served as bond counsel to the Tri-Cities Airport Authority in connection with its $8.5 million public bond offering
Represented cities and counties across Tennessee on more than 200 general obligation bond transactions valued at a combined total of approximately $4.5 billion
Served as bond counsel or underwriters’ counsel in approximately $2.8 billion of utility system bond financings since 2014
Represented Guesthouse at Graceland, LLC as bond counsel in the recent closing of a $100 million transaction as part of the ongoing revitalization of the area surrounding Elvis’ home, Graceland in Memphis
Served as bond counsel to the Knoxville Utilities Board in connection with the issuance of $97 million of tax-exempt bonds
Served as bond counsel in connection with a tax-exempt financing for the Change Center, a nonprofit organization that is constructing a youth recreation center in the inner city of Knoxville
Best Lawyers® — Knoxville Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” (2011)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Project Finance Law; Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law (2003-2021)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2006-2012, 2018-2019)
Business Tennessee “Top 150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee”
Business Tennessee “Commercial Real Estate Top 101”
Phi Beta Kappa
Virginia Law Review — Articles Editor (1983-1984)
Law Clerk to Hon. Boyce F. Martin, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (1984-1985)