Valarie J. Allen advises issuers, underwriters, and borrowers in the structuring, issuance, offering, placement, remarketing, and restructuring of tax-exempt and taxable municipal securities and other debt instruments and derivatives.
Ms. Allen serves as bond, borrower's, underwriter's, and disclosure counsel to clients across the United States. She represents investment banking firms, state housing agencies, electric-energy generation companies, educational and health care institutions, private and municipal utilities, school districts, and municipalities in virtually all areas of public finance.
Before joining Ballard Spahr, Ms. Allen gained broad exposure to public finance matters while serving in numerous capacities in Massachusetts state government, including as budget analyst for the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee, Bond Finance Associate at the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, and Director of the Airport Business Office at Logan International Airport, Massachusetts Port Authority.
Ms. Allen serves on the firm's Hiring Committee.