Gilmore & Bell was established in 1979, and today is one of the leading public finance law firms in the United States. The Firm primarily represents states, counties, cities, school districts and other governmental and quasi-governmental entities as bond counsel in municipal finance transactions.
Complementing its core practice, Gilmore & Bell also acts as disclosure counsel and bank counsel in municipal debt issues and as corporate counsel in corporate securities financings. The Firm also has an extensive tax and arbitrage rebate compliance practice.
Gilmore & Bell has offices in Kansas City, Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, Wichita, Kansas, and Lincoln, Nebraska. While the Firm's public finance practice is concentrated in the Midwest, it has represented issuers, underwriters and developers throughout the United States in certain areas such as health care, housing, public power and municipal lease financings.
In 2006, Gilmore & Bell ranked 2nd in the United States in the number of bond counsel opinions rendered on municipal bond issues, acting as bond counsel on approximately 442 issues aggregating in excess of $7.08 billion. According to information published by Thompson Financial Securities Data, in 2005 the Firm ranked 1st in the Midwest Region, both in number and dollar volume of long-term state and local government bond issues. – less–ZoomInfo