Bradley Patterson
Bradley Patterson

Bradley D. Patterson

Tel 801.531.3033
Fax 801.531.3001
Salt Lake City
Tel 303.292.2400
Fax 303.296.3956

Bradley D. Patterson focuses on bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel engagements in Western states for all types of financings, including traditional governmental bonds, and conduit transactions. Mr. Patterson concentrates his practice on initial and continuing disclosure. He has also developed experience in the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, and he frequently advises clients on materiality standards, regulatory compliance, and enforcement actions.

In addition, Mr. Patterson has been active on the Securities Committee of NABL and served as co-editor of NABL’s Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds Deskbook.

Representative Matters

  • Prepares disclosure documentation, including official statements and private placement memoranda for traditional and nontraditional governmental financings, certificates of participation, interlocal revenue bonds, hospital bonds, higher education bonds, electric utility bonds, airport revenue bonds, variable-rate bonds, auction rate securities, and commercial paper program
  • Prepares underwriting documentation, including bond purchase contracts, agreements among underwriters, remarketing agreements, auction agent agreements, and broker-dealer agreements
  • Prepares bond documentation for a variety of deal structures, including general obligation bonds, utility revenue bonds, sales tax revenue bonds, lease revenue bonds, pooled financings, industrial revenue bonds, and 501(c)(3) bonds

Professional Activities

Colorado Bar Association
Utah State Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers

Recognition & Accomplishments

AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Recent Speaking Engagements

"MCDC Compliance for Obligated Persons – Are You Prepared?" Ballard Spahr webinar, November 7, 2014

"To Report or Not – The SEC's New MCDC Initiative," Ballard Spahr webinar, May 21, 2014

"Will the SEC Target You Next? What To Expect in Municipal Enforcement in 2014," Ballard Spahr webinar, February 12, 2014

"Breakfast at Ballard: Navigating Post-Issuance Compliance and EMMA," Ballard Spahr program, Salt Lake City, January 28, 2014

Columbia Law School (J.D. 1988)

Brigham Young University (B.A. 1985)