Karen S. Neal

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Karen Neal provides guidance to the majority of counties in Tennessee, along with cities, school districts, utility districts and other authorities with respect to funding public projects. Having drafted the “Tennessee Local Government Public Obligations Law of 1986” – the statutory authority for the issuance of debt by cities and counties in Tennessee – Karen brings a deep understanding of municipal law.

Recognizing the challenges her clients face in response to the public’s desire for excellent public infrastructure without increasing tax revenues, Karen helps her clients think strategically about project funding options. Drawing upon her 35 years of experience, she helps clients navigate federal tax and securities laws and Tennessee municipal law.

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Memberships

Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

The District of Columbia Bar

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Tennessee Government Finance Officers’ Association

Tennessee Municipal Attorneys’ Association