Knowles will serve as a member of D.A. Davidson’s Special District Group, a Denver-based team of public finance bankers specializing in public finance work for Colorado’s special districts. D.A. Davidson’s Special District Group successfully completed 81 district financings in 2016, totaling over $1.3 billion in par amount, according to Thomson Reuters and Colorado Division of Securities rankings.
“We feel very fortunate to add Laci to our Special District Group at Davidson,” said Sam Sharp, Managing Director. “With her experience serving special district clients as a bond attorney and her ingenuity and energy, she is a perfect fit to serve our growing client base of special district and tax-increment clients.”
Knowles joins with strong experience as a public finance attorney. She most recently practiced with Butler Snow LLP, where she specialized in municipal and special district bond transactions and securities law in the firm’s Denver office. She previously was with Sherman & Howard L.L.C., also in Denver. She is a graduate of the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. Additionally, she holds a master’s in international studies from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas.
In Colorado, special districts are quasi-municipal corporations and political subdivisions of the state created to provide necessary public services. As tax-exempt financing mechanisms, special districts are generally formed for installation, operation and maintenance of public infrastructure, and often provide services such as fire and safety protection and water and sanitation.
D.A. Davidson & Co.’s Fixed Income Capital Markets group is a national leader in raising capital through fixed income banking, distribution and depository strategy, according to Thomson Reuters rankings. With 24 locations in 18 states, the group serves clients including banks, credit unions, insurance companies, bond managers, money managers and trust companies.
About D.A. Davidson Companies
D.A. Davidson Companies is an employee-owned financial services firm offering a range of financial services and advice to individuals, corporations, institutions and municipalities nationwide. Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Montana, with corporate offices in Denver, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle, the company has more than 1,300 employees and offices in 23 states.
Subsidiaries include: D.A. Davidson & Co., the largest full-service investment firm headquartered in the Northwest, providing wealth management, investment banking, equity and fixed income capital markets services and advice; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset management firm; D.A. Davidson Trust Company, a trust and wealth management company; and Davidson Fixed Income Management, a registered investment adviser providing fixed income portfolio and advisory services.