Hawkins offers governmental agencies, non-profit corporations and financial institutions exceptional legal service and sophisticated counsel in finance and infrastructure transactions.  Founded in 1854 and with 90 lawyers in nine offices across the country, the firm is consistently recognized by clients and peers for sustained excellence.  Our professionals practice with the distinctive collegiality and mutual respect intrinsic to traditional law firm partnerships.

Ranked first as underwriters’ counsel and second as bond counsel nationally over a 40-year span, our firm has closed $1 trillion in public finance transactions.  State and local governments regularly turn to Hawkins, on the strength of our unique specialty practice and outstanding record of innovation and accomplishment, to structure new financing programs, resolve complex tax and securities disclosure questions, and advise on infrastructure procurement, project finance and public private partnership matters.

Hawkins attorneys recognize and value the public purpose at the core of our clients’ projects and programs, be it providing education or health care services, renewable energy, pure water, environmental protection, transportation, economic development, cultural opportunities or affordable housing.  We craft sound and creative legal solutions to major, complex public works and capital project contract and financing challenges that serve the public interest and reflect a deep understanding of the legal and market terrain.

  • Est. 1854

    For More Than 150 Years, Hawkins Has Maintained a Reputation for Excellence, Timeliness, Discretion and Ethical Services

  • 1 Trillion

    Hawkins Has Closed Over $1 Trillion in Public Finance Transactions

  • #1

    Underwriters’ Counsel in Public Finance Nationally

  • 21

    Hawkins Represents 21 State Housing Finance Agencies

  • 250

    Hawkins Has Represented Public Agencies on 250 Alternative Delivery and P3 Infrastructure Procurements

  • #2

    Bond Counsel in the Nation

  • 2,300

    Single Family Housing Issues

  • $129 Bn

    In Power and Renewable Energy Transactions

  • 544

    Health Care Financings Since 2008

  • 100

    Water and Wastewater Project Procurements

  • $69 Bn

    In Multi-Family Housing Financings

  • 150

    Solid Waste Project Procurements

  • $50 Bn

    In Tobacco Securitization Financings

  • 48

    In the Past 10 years Hawkins Represented Clients in 48 states

  • $151 Bn

    In Transportation Financings