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

Gilmore & Bell, P.C. ranked 10th in dollar volume as bond counsel in the nation for 2023 by LSEG Data & Analytics (formerly Refinitiv) in its Year-end Annual Review. The firm delivered the approving opinion on 282 long-term municipal issues, the fourth largest number in the country, aggregating $7.31 billion last year.

In addition to the national ranking, Gilmore Bell ranked 2nd in dollar volume as bond counsel in the Midwest at $5.28 billion and remained 1st for number of issues with 232 long-term municipal issues. In the West, Gilmore Bell ranked 8th for number of issues with 40 long-term municipal issues and 11th in dollar volume at $1.67 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 3rd in overall dollar volume and 3rd for number of issues. Gilmore Bell also ranked 8th last year for number of issues in Illinois.

About Gilmore Bell

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 30 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

About LSEG Data & Analytics (formerly Refinitiv)

LSEG is one of the world’s leading providers of financial markets infrastructure and delivers financial data, analytics, news and index products to more than 40,000 customers in 190 countries. They help organizations fund innovation, manage risk and create jobs by partnering with customers at every point in the trade lifecycle: from informing their pre-trade decisions and executing trades to raising capital, clearing and optimization. Backed by more than three centuries of experience, innovative technologies and a team of 23,000 people in 70 countries, they are driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling you to grow sustainably. LSEG based its rankings and volume totals on all long-term municipal new issues underwritten and reported from Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2023.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2024


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