John R. Rottschaefer

Partner

Tel: (951) 826-8275

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At a Glance

John handles federal tax matters with respect to municipal bonds, providing technical on derivative products, forward purchases, swaps, sales-of-call rights and other financing methods.

He is the firm’s Public Finance practice group leader.

He actively participates in structuring transactions and the various tax, legal and policy considerations involved.

John Rottschaefer handles federal tax matters with respect to municipal bonds, and enjoys a well-established reputation throughout California in this highly distinct field. He is a partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP and is the firm’s Public Finance practice group leader. 

John provides technical advice with respect to many derivative products, forward purchases, swaps, sales-of-call rights and other unique financing methods. He also acts as bond counsel. He is a member of the firm’s team selected by the State Treasurer to act as bond counsel and disclosure counsel for the State of California in general obligation bond offerings. Among other things, he acted as lead bond counsel to the State in a number of highly complex solid-waste-to-energy financing projects.

He actively participates in structuring transactions and the various tax, legal and policy considerations involved. John acted as bond counsel on many different financing structures, including multi-family housing, single-family housing, tax allocation bonds, sales tax revenue bonds, school district certificates of participation, general obligation bonds and tax and revenue anticipation notes.

John is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley Law School, J.D. 
  • University of California, Riverside, B.A.
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
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  • “California Public Agencies: The Fiscal Cliff, Post-Issuance Compliance and More,” PublicCEO.com, Dec. 13, 2012