Peter L. Franklin

Peter L. Franklin


Modrall Sperling

Recognized since 2007

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Practice Areas

Public Finance Law

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Peter Franklin works with state agencies, local governments and special infrastructure financing districts, companies and developers in a wide variety of New Mexico public finance transactions, including general obligation and revenue bond transactions, formation of public improvement districts and tax increment districts, bond transactions and ongoing projects and operations, economic development and redevelopment projects, industrial revenue bond projects and 501(c)(3) transactions. Peter also assists local governments and other public agencies in post-closing federal tax and securities law compliance.

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Location

  • 123 East Marcy Street, Suite 201
    P.O. Box 9318
    Santa Fe, NM 87504-9318

Education

  • University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D., graduated 1985
  • Colorado College, B.A. in History/Political Science, graduated 1980

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, State Bar of New Mexico
  • California, State Bar of California

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers - Member
  • State Bar of New Mexico - Member

Modrall Sperling
Headquarters: Albuquerque, New Mexico

35 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Public Finance Law

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers of America® in Public Finance, 2008-present
  • Chambers USA Directories of America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Corporate/Commercial, 2008-present
  • Martindale–Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Village of Taos Ski Valley Tax Increment Development District

  • Represented Taos Ski Valley, Inc. in Village, County and State proceedings for the January 2015 formation of a tax increment development district authorized to issue $44,000,000 in tax increment revenue bonds to finance road, water, wastewater and other improvements serving the revitalization of the ski valley.

Gross Receipts Tax Revenue Bonds

  • Represented City of Las Cruces as Disclosure Counsel in the issuance of the City’s $18,665,000 State-Shared Gross Receipts Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015, $10,000,000 State-Shared Gross Receipts Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2014, and $9,500,000 Municipal Infrastructure Gross Receipts Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2014

Utility Revenue Bonds

  • Represented the City of Roswell as Bond Counsel in the issuance of the City’s $9,845,000 Joint Utility Refunding and Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2014
  • Represented the City of Las Cruces as Disclosure Counsel $10,550,000 Joint Utility Refunding and Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2014

New Mexico Municipal Energy Acquisition Authority

  • Structured the formation of the New Mexico Municipal Energy Acquisition Authority, a special purpose joint powers entity utilizing home-rule powers of participants to finance a prepaid 30-year supply of natural gas and the first of its kind in New Mexico; served as bond counsel in the issuance of the Authority's $780,965,000 Gas Supply Variable Rate Revenue Bonds, Series 2009
  • Served as Bond Counsel for $726,995,000 Gas Supply Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2014

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