Independent, Parochial and Charter School Financings

Ballard Spahr's Public Finance attorneys have a track record of helping independent, parochial, and charter schools find creative and realistic ways to finance the capital projects so critical to their success. We understand the urgency and complexity of maintaining and updating facilities, reconfiguring and expanding campuses, responding to changes in technology, and meeting parental expectations, while educating tomorrow's leaders. Competitive enrollment markets and a struggling economy demand that schools continue to invest in physical assets without relying on limited unrestricted endowment funds or overwhelming donors.

Ballard Spahr has served as bond counsel, borrower's counsel, or underwriter's counsel for more than 100 financings benefiting independent, parochial, and charter schools across the nation. These transactions have helped finance classrooms, laboratories, libraries, athletic facilities, and dorms, as well as basic campus infrastructure such as exterior building envelopes, elevators, and technology upgrades.

Our attorneys have helped many independent schools advance their missions and distinguish their programs through capital renewal and improvements that make sense both today and in the future.