Courtney Ellis
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Courtney Ellis

Associate
ellis.courtney@dorsey.com

Overview

COURTNEY HELPS CLIENTS FINANCE NECESSARY PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE AND UNDERTAKE TRANSFORMATIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.
As an associate 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

Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2021

  • Contributed more than 50 Challenge pro bono hours, 2021

Chambers USA 2021

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