Public Finance Partners Join Ballard Spahr

National law firm Ballard Spahr expanded its public finance team in Denver by adding two partners, Kimberly Reed and Hester Parrot, the firm announced today. They join the firm from Kutak Rock.

“We’re excited to welcome Kim and Hester to the firm,” said Steven Suflas, managing partner of Ballard Spahr’s Denver and Boulder offices. “This addition is another important step toward returning the Denver office to its origins and reaffirming our position as a preeminent public finance firm in the Rocky Mountain region.”

Ballard Spahr’s Denver-based public finance attorneys — led by partner Anastasia Khokhryakova — serve as bond counsel, disclosure counsel or issuer’s counsel to the State of Colorado, state authorities, higher education and health care institutions, counties and municipalities, special districts and other governmental issuers.

Reed focuses on tax-exempt and taxable financings by Colorado special districts. She also has participated in a number of transactions by urban renewal authorities, cities, towns, counties and other entities. Reed has served as bond counsel, special disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel in a variety of municipal finance transactions.

Parrot focuses on financings for charter schools, other 501(c)(3) organizations, and government entities, ranging from small towns and districts to large cities, counties and state-level issuers. She has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel on transactions involving the issuance of a variety of debt instruments.