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Jeff Gulbas

Partner | Dallas

Jeff Gulbas, a partner in the Dallas office, focuses in the public finance area of general governmental entities. He serves as bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel in tax-exempt debt transactions for numerous political subdivisions. Jeff also assists issuers of tax-exempt debt in structuring short-term flexible repurchase agreements. Jeff started his law career with McCall and has been with the firm since 2007.

Highlights & Notable Transactions

  • Has worked on 500 transactions while at McCall of over $5 billion total
  • Representative clients include: school districts, cities, counties, river authorities, hospital districts, economic and community development corporations, junior college districts, Counsel to Municipal Bond Underwriters
  • Counsel to the Underwriters on the bonds issued to redevelop Kyle Field at Texas A&M University
  • Bond counsel on tax-supported and sales-tax supported financings for the new Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and Practice Facility in Frisco, Texas
  • Bond counsel for a West Texas critical access hospital to rebuild an entire new hospital and emergency care facility, replacing the original forty-year-old facility
  • Financed a new facility located at the City of Canton First Monday Fairgrounds
  • Helped create the first “Extendable Commercial Paper” program in the southwest U.S. for the Trinity River Authority (TRA) which allowed TRA to issue commercial paper bonds without paying fees to a bank for liquidity support, saving it substantial money in financing ongoing capital projects within the North Texas region

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, Aggie Bar Association

Member, Texas A&M Association of Former Students

Articles & Speeches

Moderator, Bond Buyer’s Texas Public Finance Conference panel “The Future of Independent School District Financing” (February 2016)

“Avoiding Sanctions and Enforcement Actions: Guidance on Bond Market Communication and Regulatory Enforcement Action Against School Districts Relating to its Bonds”, 18th Annual Texas Association Business Officials Summer Conference (June 2014)


Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2006 (cum laude; Texas Survey Editor, SMU Law Review)

Texas A&M University, B.S., 2003 (magna cum laude)


Finalist, Jackson Walker, LLP Best Comment Award

SMU Law Review (Journal of Air Law and Commerce), 2005