Tyler’s practice focuses in the areas of both public and business finance as well as government and public policy. He has significant experience serving various financial institutions in the Southeast and borrowers in relation to conventional loans, letters of credit, taxable and tax-advantaged financings such as bond issues and deals eligible for other beneficial tax treatment. Tyler has substantial experience in the field of new markets tax credits, representing parties from the perspectives of QALICB / borrower, Community Development Entity and leverage lender in such transactions. Tyler has worked with clients in both the public and provide sector such as hospitals, financial institutions, educational institutions of all levels and 501(c)(3) community agencies across the United States.
Mr. Smith also has extensive experience in interest rate swaps and other derivative transactions, as well as complex investment products such as guaranteed investment contracts, securities forward delivery agreements, repurchase agreements and equity linked notes, at a level that is rarely found outside of major money center law firms, having been involved in a wide array of transactions involving as much as hundreds of millions of dollars.
His relationships with representatives of local, regional and global financial institutions, financial advisory firms as well as organizations such as the National Association of Bond Lawyers, connect Mr. Smith to a network of information and knowledge of industry practices which he regularly incorporates into his practice.
Mr. Smith’s undergraduate and graduate level education in mathematics, economics and law, together with extensive transactional experience, make him singularly well positioned to understand complex economic transactions and to advise clients as to a breadth of potential transaction structures, options, risks and solutions.