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G. Charles (Chuck) Kobdish

Partner | Dallas

George Charles (Chuck) Kobdish is a partner in the Dallas office. Chuck has spent the majority of his 40+ year career in public finance with McCall. Although he primarily serves as bond counsel for school districts and river authorities, he has 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 promotes 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, American Bar Association

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

EDUCATION

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)