Anne Bensard

Tel 303.299.7387
Fax 303.296.3956

Anne Bensard serves as bond, disclosure, and underwriter's counsel in a variety of municipal finance transactions—including general obligation bond issuances, lease purchase transactions (certified and direct leases), revenue-backed financings (secured by sales taxes, property taxes, tax increment, system revenues, intergovernmental revenue-sharing arrangements, and public improvement fees), direct loans to governmental entities, and credit-enhanced securities.

During her career, Anne has participated in over $500 million in tax-exempt municipal financings and has been an integral member of financing teams for hundreds of successful projects in Colorado. She has worked with a variety of issuers in transactions, including Colorado special districts, cities, towns, and counties.

Anne has previously represented a variety of local governments in Colorado in water rights litigation and administrative matters as well as represented homebuilders in the purchase and sale of water rights. During law school, Anne was a research assistant at the Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Colorado Law School and a law clerk for Denver Water. Anne also has worked at the Colorado State Capitol as a legislative aide, where she assisted with agriculture, oil and gas, and water-related legislation.

Professional Activities

Women in Public Finance

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Colorado Women's Bar Association

Colorado Poverty Law Project

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association


Author, "Special district debt: How nonpayment affects your tax bill," Colorado Real Estate Journal, 2019

Author, "Court of Appeals ruling impacts tax-increment financing," Colorado Real Estate Journal, 2018

Co-author, "The Colorado River and the Inevitability of Institutional Change," Public Land and Resources Law Review, 2011

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, "'How Did We End Up with this Debt?': Public Financing from Initial Issuance to Refinancing," Special District Association Conference, Keystone, CO, September 2019

Presenter, "Campaigning on the Clock and Other Special District Election No-Nos," Special District Association Conference, Keystone, CO, September 2014

Board Memberships

Women in Public Finance, National Board

University of Colorado Law School (J.D. 2012)

University of Colorado (B.A., summa cum laude, 2008)
Phi Beta Kappa
Norlin Scholars