Fred’s practice is focused on representing financial institutions as credit enhancement providers, lenders, and direct bond purchasers in tax-exempt transactions with public agencies and nonprofit organizations. He was bank counsel in a $265,515,000 direct purchase of Oregon Department of Transportation Bonds, one of the industry’s largest single-bank direct purchase transactions. Fred also brings his expertise in banks and banking to his practice as bond counsel, borrower’s counsel, underwriters’ counsel, and disclosure counsel.

Fred joined Hawkins as a partner in 2006.  He has spent his entire career in the field of public finance and has developed a particular emphasis in representing credit providers in credit- and liquidity-enhanced obligations as well as direct purchasers of fixed rate and multi-modal obligations.  Fred also serves as bond counsel and borrower’s counsel, representing issuers and borrowers in negotiating credit agreements, standby purchase agreements, revolving credit agreements, and direct purchases with domestic and foreign commercial banks.

Professional Membership

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers