J.T. Klaus has been assisting Kansas local government in the issuance of municipal debt obligations for both infrastructure improvement and economic development since 1990. Mr. Klaus has extensive experience serving as Bond Counsel in connection with the issuance of governmental debt obligations, including general obligation bonds and temporary notes, municipal revenue bonds, as well as such “hybrid” and “conduit” type financings as tax increment bonds, lease financings (certificates of participation) and industrial revenue bonds. Mr. Klaus has served and continues to serve as Bond Counsel to governmental entities throughout the State of Kansas and regularly assists local industry, hospitals and health care in connection with financing their facilities. Mr. Klaus regularly advises local government on the various tax incentives and financing tools available to communities that desire to strengthen local industry and support economic development.
- Kansas, Kansas Bar Association
- Center of Hope, Inc. - Board Member & Development Chair
- Mulvane Education Foundation, Inc. - Board Member & General Counsel
- National Association of Bond Lawyers - Member
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for:
- Public Finance Law, Wichita (2019)
- Public Finance Law, Wichita (2014)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Public Finance Law
Areas of Expertise:
- Economic Development
- Health Care
Lawyer Case History
Via Christi Health - Hospital Revenue Bonds
Served as Sole Bond Counsel to the City of Wichita, Kansas on $155,000,000 -Series III, 2009; $88,110,000 - Series X, 2009, and $183,880,000 Series IV, 2011, Hospital Facilities Revenue Bonds for the benefit of Via Christi Hospitals, Wichita, Kansas.
The Kansas Power Pool - Revenue Bonds
Served as Sole Bond Counsel to The Kansas Power Pool on $29,135,000 Revenue Bonds for the acquisition of the Dogwood Energy Facility located in Cass County, Missouri.
Kansas Independent College Finance Authority - Revenue Bonds
Served as Sole Bond Counsel on $11,185,000, Series 2011 (Newman University) and $16,040,000, Series 2012 (Friends University) Educational Facilities Revenue Bonds.