Gary T. Pope, Jr.

Gary T. Pope, Jr.

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Background

A native of Newberry, South Carolina, Gary T. Pope, Jr. is a 2005 graduate of the University of the South and a 2009 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law and the Moore School of Business. Having been admitted to practice in 2009, Mr. Pope concentrates in public finance.

Gary’s practice primarily consists of representing public entities in South Carolina as bond counsel, disclosure counsel or issuer’s counsel. He regularly advises counties, cities, special purpose districts, as well as the State of South Carolina and several of its public universities and agencies in connection with their debt offerings and public-private partnerships.

His practice also encompasses advice and counsel to public entities on the constitutional and statutory constraints on governmental powers, the Freedom of Information Act, and economic development incentives, as well as legal issues that frequently precede or accompany debt offerings, including drafting intergovernmental agreements and water purchase and sale contracts, advising on bond referenda, and preparing official statements.

Recent engagements include serving as bond counsel to public universities in the financing of their academic, research, student housing, and athletic facilities; advising on referendum proceedings and serving as bond counsel to a special purpose district responding to damage from Hurricane Matthew; advising numerous political subdivisions regarding their power to impose fees and charges; and participating in the most recent Supreme Court of South Carolina case involving tax increment finance and the transaction that followed the unsuccessful challenge to the plan of finance.

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