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One E. Washington St.
Suite 1600
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2553
602.257.7422
Wickenburg Office:
579 West Wickenburg Way
Suite 4
Wickenburg, AZ 85390
928.684.7833
Tucson Office:
One S. Church Ave.
Suite 1900
Tucson, AZ 85701-1627
520.628.7070
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James T.  Giel
James T. Giel
602.257.7495
jgiel@gustlaw.com
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PRACTICE AREAS
Public Finance

James T. Giel
James T. Giel (“Jim”) has a broad range of experience in public finance. Over the past 26 years, he has represented school districts, community facilities districts, fire districts, and other special districts as bond counsel, issuer's counsel, special district counsel, borrower's counsel, and underwriter's counsel. He has been counsel on numerous transactions involving general obligation bonds, assessment bonds, revenue bonds, lease financings, and formation and consolidation elections.

Jim also has experience in the use of special districts as a development financing tool and is integral to the firm’s community facilities district practice, having represented some of the largest CFD’s in Arizona. He has served as election counsel to many school districts and fire districts for bond, override, lease, and land sale elections. Jim has experience with tax credit financings, such as Build America Bonds, Qualified School Construction Bonds, Qualified Zone Academy Bonds, New Clean Renewable Energy Bonds, and Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds.

Jim has also represented regional investment banks, conduit issuers, manufacturing entities, housing developers, nonprofit organizations and an airport.

EDUCATION
Arizona State University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1988)
Arizona State University (M.B.A., magna cum laude, 1989)
Temple University School of Law (J.D., 1993)

ADMISSIONS
New Mexico (1993, inactive)
Colorado (1997, inactive)
Arizona (1997)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
National Association of Bond Lawyers (member)
State Bar of Arizona (member, Public Law Section)
State Bar of New Mexico (inactive)
Colorado Bar Association (inactive)
Maricopa County Bar Association (member, Public Lawyers Division)