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Gilmore Bell Again on Nation’s Top 10 Bond Counsel Firm List

Gilmore & Bell, P.C. has been listed the ninth-ranked bond counsel in the nation for 2020 by Refinitiv in its Year-end Annual Review. The firm delivered the approving opinion on 540 long-term municipal issues, the largest number in the country, aggregating $10.59 billion last year.

In addition to the national ranking, Gilmore Bell was ranked as the top bond counsel firm in the Midwest (in dollar volume and number of issues) with 453 long-term municipal issues and $7.34 billion in dollar volume. At the state level, Gilmore Bell remained as the top bond counsel firm in Kansas, Missouri and Utah (in dollar volume and number of issues).

In Nebraska, the firm ranked 2nd in overall dollar volume and 3rd for number of issues. Gilmore Bell also rose to 4th last year for number of issues in Illinois.

Gilmore Bell is one of the leading public finance law firms in the United States. The firm primarily represents governmental entities and 501c3 organizations to negotiate financing alternatives including bond and lease transactions, economic development incentives and public-private partnerships. For more than 25 years, Gilmore Bell has ranked in the top 10 nationally in the number of bond counsel opinions rendered on municipal bond issues. Gilmore Bell has offices in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Utah and Illinois. For more information, visit us at

Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries. Refinitiv based its rankings and volume totals on all long-term municipal new issues underwritten and reported from Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020.

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Posted: Feb 9, 2021


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