University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1983
University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A. 1980
Darryl Davidson helps local governmental entities finance projects including buildings, roads, schools, parks, water and sewer systems, and other public improvements, including economic development projects on behalf of private developers.
He serves as bond counsel 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 or litigation between affected parties.
Darryl represents underwriters, 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 intergovernmental and settlement agreements 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.
Illinois Super Lawyers, Bonds/Government Finance 2005-2014
Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law 2009-present
American Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Illinois Tax Increment Association, Legislative Committee and Program Committee
Civic, Cultural & Social Activities
Wilmette Historical Society, Secretary and Director
Speaker and panelist at NABL bond law seminars, the Illinois Municipal League and ITIA conferences.