In his practice area, Darryl R. Davidson serves local governmental entities desiring to finance or assist projects for a wide range of purposes, including traditional projects such as buildings, roads and other infrastructure improvements, as well as for economic development on behalf of private developers. He serves as bond counsel for numerous tax-exempt and taxable bond issues for all levels of state government. He represents all parties with respect to tax increment finance matters, including the installation of infrastructure, issuance of bonds, creation of redevelopment project areas, the negotiation of redevelopment agreements and the resolution of disputes between affected parties.
“Placing each client's needs above all else is my foremost concern. My wide experience with the municipal finance process enables me to achieve optimum results.”
Darryl R. Davidson
Darryl represents credit enhancers and conduit borrowers in governmental and private activity bond financings and workouts, referenda and election matters, and legislative drafting. He also represents municipalities, taxing districts, and developers as to all aspects of business districts and special service areas in Illinois, the issuance of obligations, installation of infrastructure improvements, structuring development projects, and generally providing legal advice concerning economic development matters.
Darryl assisted the Village of Oak Park, Illinois, with respect to the extension of the life of its Downtown TIF Area and the execution of an intergovernmental agreement with local taxing districts, which was an extremely complicated and controversial process involving various local constituencies, but leading to a successful outcome for all parties.
“Through the use of an innovative legal process not previously employed by any other Illinois municipality, I was able to successfully achieve the village's strategic goals for continued economic development in downtown Oak Park, while ensuring local school districts and other taxing bodies substantial and dependable tax revenue throughout the term of the TIF Area.”
- American Bar Association
- National Association of Bond Lawyers
- Illinois Tax Increment Association, Legislative Committee and Program Committee
Honors + Awards
- Illinois Super Lawyers, Bonds/Government Finance 2005-present
- Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law 2009-present
Civic, Cultural + Social Activities
- Wilmette Historical Society, Secretary and Director
- Westside Health Authority, Treasurer and Director
Speaker and panelist at NABL bond law seminars, the Illinois Municipal League and ITIA conferences.