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Timothy A. Stratton

Timothy A. Stratton
602.257.7465
tstratton@gustlaw.com

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PRACTICE AREAS
Public Finance
Municipal Law
Tax
Education Law

Timothy A. Stratton

Timothy Stratton focuses his practice on public finance and Section 103 tax law. He represents colleges and universities, special districts, cities, towns and other units of local government in Arizona and Illinois in all matters related to the issuance of municipal securities. He also maintains an active practice as underwriter, disclosure and bank counsel on publically and privately offered debt issues.

Tim has been counsel in hundreds of bond transactions aggregating billions of dollars and is a frequent speaker on public finance. He is on the Securities Law Committee of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) and is a contributing author for the Federal Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds, Fifth Edition, Matthew Bender & Co. He has authored articles on many public finance topics, including tax and securities law issues, post-issuance compliance and public-private partnerships. Tim Stratton currently serves as the treasurer of the City of Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority and has previously served as the Chairman of the City of Scottsdale Board of Adjustment.

EDUCATION
Ball State University (B.S., Political Science and History, 1996)
Western Michigan University - Cooley Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1999)

ADMISSIONS
Illinois (1999)
Arizona (2010)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association
Government Finance Officers Association of Arizona
National Association of Bond Lawyers (Committee on Securities Law)
State Bar of Illinois (Section Council on Local Government Law)
Illinois Government Finance Officers Association
National Association of College and University Business Officials
Outside General Counsel to the Arizona State University Athletic Facilities District

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
$22,735,000 City of Scottsdale, Arizona Municipal Property Corporation Excise Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2014
$83,150,000 City of Scottsdale, Arizona General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2014
$8,660,000 City of Chandler, Arizona Street and Highway User Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2014
$15,400,000 City of Chandler, Arizona Water and Sewer Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2014
$12,000,000 Nevada System of Higher Education, Promissory Note (University of Nevada, Reno), Series 2014, (Counsel to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.)
$16,000,000 Taxable Parity Obligation Credit Agreement Revenue Bonds, Series 2013 of Electrical District Number 3, Pinal County, Arizona
$5,000,000 Financing for the Western Will County Communications Center (WESCOM), Will County, Illinois intergovernmental 9-1-1 Call Center and Public Safety Dispatch Center. Agency is comprised of 19 municipalities. (April, 2013)
$151,090,000 General Obligation Bonds (2013), Maricopa County Community College District, Maricopa County, Arizona
$34,495,000 Variable Rate Revenue Bonds (Arizona State University Foundation – Brickyard Project) Series 2004; Letter of Credit Extension (2012)
$69,135,000 General Obligation Bonds (2012), Maricopa County Community College District, Maricopa County, Arizona
$28,450,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds (2012), Yavapai County Community College District, Yavapai County, Arizona
$7,005,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2012A and $12,765,000, General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2012B, City of Tempe, Arizona
$58,975,000 Pinal County Community College District (Central Arizona College) of Pinal County, Arizona General Obligation Bonds Project of 2008, Series B (2012)
$120,235,000 Electric System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2011, Electrical District No. 3, Pinal County, Arizona
Remarketing (2011) of $60,000,000 Refunding and Capital Improvement Electric System Revenue Bonds, 2006 Series A and $25,590,000 Refunding and Capital Improvement Electric System Revenue Bonds, 2006 Series B, Electrical District No. 3, Pinal County, Arizona
$150,000,000 General Obligation Bonds (2011), Maricopa County Community College District, Maricopa County, Arizona
$17,910,000 Performing Arts Center Excise Tax Revenue Refunding Obligations (2011), City of Tempe, Arizona
$31,825,000 Tax Exempt 2011A Excise Tax Revenue Obligations, City of Tempe, Arizona
$14,000,000 Pledged Revenue Obligations (2011), Yavapai County Community College District, Yavapai County, Arizona
$7,300,000 Excise Tax Revenue Obligations, Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (2011), City of Tempe, Arizona
$43,115,000 Excise Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds (2011), City of Scottsdale, Arizona
$22,525,000 General Obligation Bonds, Preserve Acquisition Project of 2004 (2011), City of Scottsdale, Arizona

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Contributing author to the Federal Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds Deskbook, Fifth & Sixth Editions, Mathew Bender & Company (2013) (2014)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
City of Scottsdale Board of Adjustment (former chairman)
City of Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority (member and treasurer)


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