John Merchant

by Justin Cates
John Merchant
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

John Merchant’s public finance practice is described as Depth and variation over the past 30 years. He has participated in economic development, health care and traditional issue transactions (including schools and universities, transportation, water and sewer projects) and has served as bond, underwriter, disclosure, and bank counsel for the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bonds, notes and lease obligations in transactions throughout Ohio and Kentucky.

Merchant has served as bond and/or disclosure counsel for every general obligation, economic development revenue, and water revenue bond issue of the City of Cincinnati since 2006. He also has served as bond and disclosure counsel for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government for every general obligation and sewer revenue bond issue since 2008.

As bond, underwriter, and/or bank counsel for health care & other 501(c)(3) conduit transactions, Merchant has experience with financing structures involving master trust indentures, leases, and financing agreements for private placements.

Prior to entering into private practice, Merchant participated in public finance transactions in various positions with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Currently, John co-chairs Dinsmore’s Public Finance Practice Group.

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