Press Release November 22, 2010

Goodwin Procter Advises City National Bank on Chula Vista Charter School Bonds, Named 2010 Far West "Deal of the Year" by The Bond Buyer

LOS ANGELES, November 22, 2010 – Goodwin Procter LLP has advised City National Bank on a successful, first-of-its kind Charter School bond transaction, completed in August, which has been selected by The Bond Buyer as the 2010 Far West Region “Deal of the Year.”  The transaction was named as the winner of the “small issuer” category in the publication’s ninth annual “Deal of the Year” awards. It represents the first Qualified School Construction Bond completed for a charter school in California history and is also one of ten finalists for 2010 National Deal of the Year.  For more information on the award, visit The Bond Buyer.

The awards, which showcase local efforts to help governments find funds during a turbulent time for public budgets, drew more than 70 nominations for transactions ranging in size from more than a billion dollars to just a few million. Goodwin Procter has counseled clients on three transactions that have received three Far West Deal of the Year awards in the past five years and will join the nine other regional winners for The Bond Buyer Deal of the Year Awards Gala December 9th at the Essex House hotel in New York City.

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