George Charles (Chuck) Kobdish is of counsel in the Dallas office. Chuck has spent the majority of his 46+ year career in public finance with McCall. Although he primarily served as bond counsel for school districts and river authorities, he also served a diverse collection of other governmental issuers and been involved in drafting legislation for various clients.
In addition to acting as bond counsel, Chuck actively promoted educational awareness of municipal law by serving as a panelist for various organizations. He has also been called to give expert advice to the Senate Interim Committee on Public Finance and has worked with the Senate Education Committee and other members of the Legislature on school finance issues.
Before joining McCall, Chuck served as Assistant Attorney General in the Public Finance Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office from 1974-1976, where he was responsible for reviewing and approving all types of governmental obligations issued in the State.
Highlights & Notable Transactions
- Over 1,500 transactions worked on with McCall of over $50 billion total
- Representative clients include: school districts and river authorities
- Worked on a “Cinderella Bond” transaction wherein the interest on the new refunding bonds initially is subject to federal income tax but, under certain conditions, may subsequently be converted to be tax-exempt
Professional & Community Affiliations
Member, Dallas Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
Regular Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel
Former Member of Board of Directors;Former President, North Dallas Shared Ministries
Former Lay General Chairperson, Catholic Community Appeal
Former Member of Board of Directors; Former President, Notre Dame of Dallas Schools, Inc.
Former Advisory Council Member; Former Board of Directors Member, Catholic Foundation
Former Member of Board of Directors; Current (and former) President, Serra International—Serra Club of Dallas
Former Governor—District 46, Serra International—USA Council
Member, Holy Trinity Seminary Advisory Board and Finance Council
The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D., 1974
The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, B.B.A., 1971 (with honors)
RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS
U.S. District Court (no dist.) Texas, 1975
Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated (2017)