Andy Guzikowski is a Shareholder and Chair of the Firm’s Public Finance Section.
Andy has had more than 25 years of experience in public finance. He has served as bond counsel and issued the approving bond/tax opinions in over $500 million of tax-exempt bond issues that financed municipal equipment purchases, sewers, new schools and school improvements as well as manufacturing facilities, nursing homes and senior living facilities and has a broad range of experience representing bond issuers, borrowers, underwriters, bond purchasers, remarketing agents and banks/credit enhancement providers in tax-exempt and taxable bond financing transactions. He frequently serves as issuer’s counsel to the Public Finance Authority in bond issues and has represented PFA in over $750 million of tax-exempt and taxable bond issues financing a wide variety of projects throughout the United States.
Andy is also a senior member of the firm’s Banking and Commercial Transactions practice group. He represents financial industry clients in a variety of matters, including corporate and holding company reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, branch purchases and sales, loan and servicing portfolio sales, loan participations and in structuring and restructuring complex commercial lending transactions. He also handles compliance matters before regulatory agencies including the Wisconsin DFI, the FDIC the Federal Reserve, the SEC and FINRA. His experience includes structuring, negotiating and documenting interest rate swaps, letters of credit, securities lending and repo transactions. He has also advised banks, credit unions, savings institutions, broker-dealers and registered investment advisers in matters involving the on-premise sale of non-deposit investment products, on FDIC and NCUA deposit insurance rules, regulatory capital requirements and other regulatory and compliance matters.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Andrew J. Guzikowski