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Terry L. Hawkins

Director

Location:
Oklahoma City

Email:
tlhawkins@phillipsmurrah.com

Call:
405.235.4100 Main
405.552.2416 Direct

Fax:
405.235.4133

Service Areas:

Biography

Terry L. Hawkins is a Director and Chair of the Firm’s Public Finance Practice Group. He represents state and local political subdivisions in a wide range of finance matters, where in the capacity of bond counsel, he assists counties, municipalities, school districts, and rural water districts finance their capital improvement projects.

Since 1981, Terry has participated in more than 4,000 municipal finance projects across Oklahoma, with financings completed in all 77 counties of the state. He co-authored “Oklahoma Municipal Bonds” (3RD ED. 1987; 4TH ED. 1993; 5TH ED. 1995; 6TH ED. 1999).

Terry is a board member of Heritage Hills Historical Preservation, Inc. He is a past board member of Mountain View Public Schools, a past board of investors member of the Oklahoma EDGE fund and was a member of Class XI of the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program. He is also on the Board of Governors for the Oklahoma State University Foundation.

Born in Hobart, Oklahoma, he and his wife, Brenda, have a cow-calf operation on 4,000 acres near Mountain View, Oklahoma.

Education

  • Oklahoma State University (B.S., 1978)
  • University of Oklahoma (J.D., 1981)

Admissions

  • 1981, Oklahoma

Professional Organizations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • American College of Bond Counsel

Experience

  • Representative bond counsel experience in municipal financings includes:
    • General Obligation Bonds
    • Revenue Bonds/Notes
    • Private Placement
    • Lease/Purchase Financings
    • Conduit Financings
    • Rural Development Loans
  • Various types of municipal finance projects include:
    • Utilities (water, sewer, electrical)
    • Education (public schools, technology center districts, 501(c)(3) organizations and colleges and universities)
    • Healthcare (Governmental hospitals, Continuing Care Retirement Facilities and Healthcare 501(c)(3) organizations)
    • Economic Development (Industrial Development Bonds and Governmental Incentive Financings)
    • Cultural/Public Facilities (Museums, Parks and Recreational Facilities)
  • Worked exclusively in the area of public finance law for political subdivisions of the state, including counties, municipalities, public trusts, school districts and rural water districts since 1981

Recognition

  • Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel
  • Super Lawyers (2014-present)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: Public Finance Law (2013-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™
  • Best Lawyers®: Lawyer of the Year in OKC: Public Finance Law (2019)
  • Best Lawyers®: Public Finance Law (2013-present)

Publications

Terry L. Hawkins is a Director and Chair of the Firm’s Public Finance Practice Group. He represents state and local political subdivisions in a wide range of finance matters, where in the capacity of bond counsel, he assists counties, municipalities, school districts, and rural water districts finance their capital improvement projects.

Since 1981, Terry has participated in more than 4,000 municipal finance projects across Oklahoma, with financings completed in all 77 counties of the state. He co-authored “Oklahoma Municipal Bonds” (3RD ED. 1987; 4TH ED. 1993; 5TH ED. 1995; 6TH ED. 1999).

Terry is a board member of Heritage Hills Historical Preservation, Inc. He is a past board member of Mountain View Public Schools, a past board of investors member of the Oklahoma EDGE fund and was a member of Class XI of the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program. He is also on the Board of Governors for the Oklahoma State University Foundation.

Born in Hobart, Oklahoma, he and his wife, Brenda, have a cow-calf operation on 4,000 acres near Mountain View, Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma State University (B.S., 1978)
  • University of Oklahoma (J.D., 1981)
  • 1981, Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • American College of Bond Counsel
  • Representative bond counsel experience in municipal financings includes:
    • General Obligation Bonds
    • Revenue Bonds/Notes
    • Private Placement
    • Lease/Purchase Financings
    • Conduit Financings
    • Rural Development Loans
  • Various types of municipal finance projects include:
    • Utilities (water, sewer, electrical)
    • Education (public schools, technology center districts, 501(c)(3) organizations and colleges and universities)
    • Healthcare (Governmental hospitals, Continuing Care Retirement Facilities and Healthcare 501(c)(3) organizations)
    • Economic Development (Industrial Development Bonds and Governmental Incentive Financings)
    • Cultural/Public Facilities (Museums, Parks and Recreational Facilities)
  • Worked exclusively in the area of public finance law for political subdivisions of the state, including counties, municipalities, public trusts, school districts and rural water districts since 1981
  • Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel
  • Super Lawyers (2014-present)
  • Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: Public Finance Law (2013-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™
  • Best Lawyers®: Lawyer of the Year in OKC: Public Finance Law (2019)
  • Best Lawyers®: Public Finance Law (2013-present)

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