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School Finances, Developer Fees & Mitigation

School districts face ever-increasing challenges to funding. At Best Best & Krieger LLP (BBK), we assist school districts with such challenges through a variety of options with our team of experienced attorneys who know and understand the business of school districts.  

BBK attorneys provide experienced advice and representation as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and special counsel in all matters relating to school finance, bond/debt issuance, developer fees, and mitigation, including:

  • General obligation bonds issuance and bond oversight
  • Bond and parcel tax elections
  • Mello-Roos Community Facilities District formations, annexations and financings
  • Lease financings, including lease revenue bonds and/or certificates of participation
  • Energy efficiency and equipment financings 
  • Tax and revenue anticipation notes
  • Initial and continuing disclosure issues
  • Representation of school districts in IRS tax audits of tax-exempt financings
  • School facility improvement districts (SFIDs)
  • School grounds maintenance districts
  • Developer fees and mitigation
  • Procedures for Level I and Level II developer fees
  • School facilities needs analysis reviews 
  • Implementation and collection issues
  • Mitigation agreements with developers
  • Representation of school districts in developer fee or mitigation issues
  • Fee protests and disputes
  • Creation and drafting of related board policies

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