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Jana Edwards

Partner | Austin

Jana Edwards, a partner in the firm’s Austin office, serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriters’ counsel in tax-exempt debt financings. She primarily serves as bond counsel and disclosure counsel to water districts in the Central Texas area, including municipal utility districts and water control and improvement districts. Jana is also involved in financings for cities, counties and other types of special districts, including road district financings, tax increment reinvestment zones and public improvement districts. She has experience with general obligation, revenue and assessment backed financings. Additionally, Jana has served as bond counsel on private activity bond transactions for public-private economic development projects. She also assists clients with conducting bond elections and advising on election law issues.

Prior to joining McCall in 2007, Jana practiced corporate and securities law for two years at Jenkins & Gilchrist in Dallas and then at Broad & Cassel in Florida.

Highlights & Notable Transactions

  • Representative clients include: water districts, including municipal utility districts and water control and improvement districts; cities; counties; state agencies; and other special districts, including road districts and public improvement districts
  • Served as bond counsel to a municipal utility district on a revenue note financing for expansion of a district community center
  • Served as bond counsel to a port authority on multiple private activity bond transactions for a large plastics manufacturer

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, State Bar of Florida

Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

Member, Women in Public Finance, Texas Chapter

Articles & Speeches

Federal Tax Law Compliance Seminar, 2010

GFOAT presentation on Municipal Securities Law, 2010

Capital Area Suburban Exchange (CASE) Utility and Special District Organization Conference Presentation on Refunding Bonds, 2014

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2005 (cum laude; Articles Editor, International Law Review Association)

The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2002