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Gregory B. Salinas

Partner | Austin

A partner in the Austin office, Gregory Salinas currently focuses on most areas of municipal finance, with an emphasis on traditional municipal finance issues for various political subdivisions in Texas and New Mexico. Greg has acted as bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel and disclosure counsel for various clients, and has also actively participated in the workouts of several bond issues in default.

Highlights & Notable Transactions

  • Representative clients include: the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), the Texas Municipal Power Agency, Texas Department of Transportation, the Calhoun Port Authority, the Port of Port Arthur Navigation District, cities, counties, school districts and other political subdivisions, river authorities, navigation districts, universities, state agencies (had primary responsibility for the Lower Colorado River Authority, the Calhoun County Navigation District, Hays Consolidated Independent School District, Copperas Cove Independent School District and all clients in New Mexico)
  • Co-Lead counsel and chief drafter in development and implementation of the new financing system in 2001 for LCRA’s electric transmission affiliate created to comply with the State of Texas’ electric utility deregulation mandates
  • Participated in financing of the State’s first transportation private activity bonds issued in connection with long-term public/private toll road concession agreements for the North Tarrant Express in the Dallas/Forth Worth metroplex in 2009
  • Chief drafter in the firm’s bond counsel role in the $2.9 billion Grand Parkway Transportation Corporation financings in the Houston area in 2013 (including leading the negotiation of an $840 million loan agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation)

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, State Bar of New Mexico

Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

Regular Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel

Articles & Speeches

Former Panelist, Bond Attorney’s Workshop—Sponsored by the National Association of Bond Lawyers


The University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D.

Southern Methodist University


Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated (2010)