Kimberly C. Reed

Partner

reedk@ballardspahr.com
Tel 303.299.7372
Fax 303.296.3956
Denver

Kimberly C. Reed focuses her practice in the area of public finance and has served as bond counsel, special disclosure counsel, and underwriter's counsel in a variety of municipal finance transactions—including general obligation bond issuances, lease purchase transactions (certified and direct leases), revenue-backed financings (secured by sales taxes, property taxes, tax increment, system revenues, intergovernmental revenue-sharing arrangements, and public improvement fees), direct loans to governmental entities, and credit-enhanced securities.

During her nearly 20-year career, Kimberly has provided bond, disclosure, or underwriter's counsel in connection with more than $1 billion in tax-exempt municipal financings and has been an integral member of financing teams for hundreds of successful projects in Colorado. She has worked with a variety of issuers in transactions, including Colorado special districts, cities, towns and counties, nonprofit corporations, school districts, urban renewal authorities, airport enterprises and authorities, and regional transportation authorities. In addition, Kimberly has represented Colorado special districts, nonprofit issuers, and leasing entities as general counsel; served as special counsel to governmental entities with respect to negotiating revenue sharing agreements with private developers; and provided due diligence services to real estate developers in connection with property purchases involving special districts.

Representative Matters

  • Worked in various capacities with urban renewal authorities formed by the Cities of Aurora, Broomfield, Denver, Lakewood, and Loveland, as well as the Town of Timnath in connection with tax increment financings
  • Served as bond, disclosure, underwriter's, or placement agent's counsel in complex municipal financings for commercial, residential, and mixed-use development and redevelopment projects in the Denver metro area, including: Stapleton in Denver; Colorado Mills and BelMar in Lakewood; Cornerstar, Southlands, Lowry, and Saddle Rock in Aurora; Candelas in Arvada; Copperleaf in Arapahoe County; Midtown and Reunion in Adams County; Sterling Ranch in El Paso County; Park Meadows and Ridgegate in Lone Tree; The Canyons in Castle Pines; Terrain in Castle Rock; Centerra in Loveland; Water Valley in Windsor; Prairie Center in Brighton; and Foothills Mall in Fort Collins.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Colorado Municipal Bond Supervision Advisory Board, Member

NABL Nominating Committee, Member, 2007

NABL Municipal Law Committee, Chair, 2007-2008

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, CLE International's Inaugural Public Financing Conference, April 7, 2014

Faculty Presenter, National Association of Bond Lawyers' Fundamentals Seminar, past Chair, 2007

Kimberly has served as a faculty presenter at numerous regional municipal conferences hosted by the Colorado Governmental Finance Officers Association, the Colorado Municipal League, and Special District Association.

Board Memberships

National Association of Bond Lawyers, Board Member, 2009-2012

University of Michigan Law School (J.D. 1998)
Order of the Coif

University of Colorado (B.A. 1993)

Colorado