Cultural Institutions

Hawkins is a national leader in the field of cultural institution finance.  Our attorneys have significant experience and expertise with financings for museums, research institutions, foundations and other types of nonprofit institutions.  Hawkins has worked on many high profile and iconic projects for nonprofit institutions as well as on smaller and start-up projects. We understand the finances and operations of museums as well as the special challenges confronting cultural institutions generally. The firm has the skills required to help such institutions navigate the complex issues that arise in drafting financing documents and disclosure and rendering tax exemption opinions for bonds and other types of borrowings for cultural institutions of every type.

We serve both as bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel, and work with smaller as well as major cultural institutions.  The firm has participated in more than 293 financings for cultural institutions with a principal amount over $14 billion.

  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Computer History Museum
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Currier Museum of Art
  • de Young Museum
  • Fleet Science Center 
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Lincoln Center
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Los Angeles Music Center
  • Los Angeles Natural History Museum
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • Scripps Research Institute
  • Walt Disney Family Museum
  • World Wildlife Fund
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