Courtney Ellis
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Courtney Ellis

Senior Attorney
ellis.courtney@dorsey.com

Overview

COURTNEY HELPS CLIENTS FINANCE NECESSARY PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE AND UNDERTAKE TRANSFORMATIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.
As a senior attorney in the public finance group, Courtney represents issuers, underwriters and nonprofit borrowers in a variety of tax-exempt and taxable transactions, including general obligation and revenue bond financings, tax increment financings, certificates of participation and related lease-purchase financings, special assessment financings, conduit financings, and anticipation notes. She regularly advises clients with respect to tax, securities and municipal law matters.

Education & Admissions

University of Montana (B.A., 2000), with Honors; Phi Beta Kappa

Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2008), cum laude; Executive Editor, Georgetown Law Journal

Admissions

  • New York
  • Montana

Experience

Representative Transactions

  • Bond counsel to the Montana Facility Finance Authority, including in connection with its $93,080,000 Health Facilities Revenue and Refunding Bonds (Bozeman Deaconess Health Services Obligated Group), Series 2021A and 2021B; $71,240,000 Health Care Facilities Refunding Bonds (Kalispell Regional Medical Center Obligated Group), Series 2021; $37,000,000 Health Care Facilities Revenue and Refunding Bonds (Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Corporation), Series 2021A and 2021B; $26,615,000 Health Care Facilities Revenue Bonds (Community Hospital of Anaconda Project) Series 2021A and 2021B; and $52,735,000 Health Care Facilities Revenue Bonds (Montana Children’s Home and Hospital Project), Series 2020A and 2020B.
  • Bond counsel to the City of Grand Forks, North Dakota in connection with its $400,000,000 Health Care System Revenue Bonds (Altru Health System), Series 2021.
  • Bond counsel to Montana State University in connection with its $117,715,000 State of Montana The Board of Regents of Higher Education, Montana State University General Revenue Bonds, Series G 2021 and Series H 2021.
  • Bond counsel to Big Sky Water and Sewer District No. 363, Montana, in connection with its $42,715,929 Sewer System Revenue Bond (Resort Tax Revenue Supported), Series 2021A.
  • Bond counsel to the State of Montana, including in connection with its $32,505,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2020G; $5,900,000 General Obligation Long-Range Building Program Bonds, Series 2020H; $12,510,000 General Obligation Trust Lands Refunding Bonds (Taxable), Series 2020I; $24,865,000 General Obligation Bonds (Water Pollution Control State Revolving Fund Program, Refunding and Match), Taxable Series 2020J; and Coal Severance Tax Bonds, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Renewable Resource Program, consisting of $11,965,000 2020 Refunding Series L Taxable and $2,680,000 2020 Series M Taxable.
  • Bond counsel to the City of Billings, Montana, including in connection with its $30,000,000 Airport Revenue Bonds (Passenger Facility Charge Supported), Series 2020A and $3,000,000 Airport Revenue Refunding Bonds (Customer Facility Charge Supported), Series 2020B.
  • Bond counsel to the City of Bozeman, Montana, including in connection with its $6,500,000 Tax Increment Urban Renewal Revenue Bonds (Bozeman Midtown Urban Renewal District), Series 2020.
  • Bond counsel to the City of Missoula, Montana, including in connection with its $11,645,000 Sewer System Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2020A and $865,000 Taxable Sewer System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020B; and its Tax Increment Senior-Subordinate Urban Renewal Revenue Bonds (North Reserve--Scott Street Urban Renewal District), consisting of $3,302,000 Series 2020A and $3,302,000 Taxable Series 2020B.
  • Bond counsel to Missoula County, Montana, including in connection with its $12,485,000 Fairgrounds District Special Assessment Revenue Bonds, Series 2020.
  • Underwriter’s counsel to Barclays Capital Inc. in connection with the issuance by the City of Missoula, Montana of its $96,680,000 Water System Revenue Bonds, Series 2019A.

News & Resources

Select Presentations

  • "Nuts and Bolts of Water and Sewer Financing," Montana Rural Water Conference, February 2015
  • "Nuts and Bolts of Water and Sewer Financing," Montana Rural Water Conference, February 2014

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Board Member, Child Care Resources

Accolades

Chambers USA 2021

  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A), 2021
Courtney Ellis