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Gilmore Bell Among Leaders in National Bond Counsel Ranking

Gilmore & Bell, P.C. ranked 12th in dollar volume as bond counsel in the nation for 2022 by Refinitiv in its Year-end Annual Review. The firm delivered the approving opinion on 336 long-term municipal issues, the fourth largest number in the country, aggregating $7.72 billion last year.

In addition to the national ranking, Gilmore Bell continues to be ranked the top bond counsel firm in the Midwest (in dollar volume and number of issues) with 207 long-term municipal issues and $5.07 billion in dollar volume. In the West, Gilmore Bell ranked fifth for number of issues with 56 long-term municipal issues and eighth in dollar volume at $2.27 billion.

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 ranked 9th 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, an LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) business, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 customers in over 190 countries. Refinitiv based its rankings and volume totals on all long-term municipal new issues underwritten and reported from Jan. 1, 2022 to Dec. 31, 2022.

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Posted: Feb 2, 2023


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