Woodrow W. "Woody" Vaughan III

Woodrow W. "Woody" Vaughan III


Holland & Knight LLP

Recognized since 2009

Atlanta, Georgia

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Project Finance Law

Public Finance Law

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Woody Vaughan is a partner in Holland & Knight's Atlanta office, where his practice focuses on public finance transactions, economic development projects and multifamily housing finance. Mr. Vaughan leads the firm's Georgia Public Finance Initiative and has substantial experience in tax-exempt finance for state and local governments; multifamily housing facilities; stadiums; and governmental and nonprofit healthcare, educational and other facilities. He routinely serves as bond counsel and counsel to underwriters, bond purchasers, credit enhancers and borrowers on complex public finance transactions. Since 2007, Mr. Vaughan has represented clients in more than 185 public finance transactions totaling more than $10.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of bonds.

Mr. Vaughan also has extensive knowledge in the area of affordable housing finance that includes representing financial institutions providing debt financing on tax exempt and conventional low-income housing tax credit projects throughout the United States.

In addition, Mr. Vaughan has worked on some of the largest economic development incentive transactions ever completed in the state of Georgia. As a trusted advisor, he helps corporate clients looking to relocate to or expand in Georgia as well as local governments developing incentive packages for prospective private industry clients.

Location
  • Regions Plaza, Suite 1800
    1180 West Peachtree Street NW
    Atlanta, GA 30309
Education
  • University of Georgia, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, BA
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia, State Bar of Georgia
Affiliations
  • American College of Bond Counsel - Fellow
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers - Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Local Government Section - Member

Holland & Knight LLP
Atlanta, Georgia

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Project Finance Law, Atlanta (2024)
  • Project Finance Law, Atlanta (2022)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Project Finance Law
  • Public Finance Law
Special Focus:
  • Project Finance
Awards:
  • Special assistant attorney general, appointed by the Georgia attorney general to represent the state of Georgia on general obligation bond transactions, 2007-present
  • "Southeastern Deal of the Year" as bond counsel to the Hospital Authority of Wilkes County, Georgia, on a bond transaction, The Bond Buyer, 2009
  • Order of the Coif
  • Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, 2011-2016
  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend magazine, 2012-2013, 2015

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