Julia R. Houston

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111 Congress Avenue
Suite 1700
Austin, TX 78701
P: +1.512.320.9281
F: +1.512.481.4981

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Julia R. Houston

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Austin Office
111 Congress Avenue
Suite 1700
Austin, TX 78701
P: +1.512.320.9281
F: +1.512.481.4981

Julia Houston's practice focuses on various aspects of traditional public finance and public/private project financing. Julia has served as bond counsel to various state agencies and local governmental entities, including, special districts, cities, counties and public facility corporations; as underwriter and bank counsel to financial institutions that underwrite and purchase tax-exempt and taxable governmental obligations; and as outside counsel to a public facility corporation that owns and operates a convention center hotel and to professional sports teams that lease bond financed sports venue facilities. Julia also has experience representing domestic banks that provide credit and liquidity facilities for tax-exempt financings. Prior to entering private law practice, Julia served as an assistant attorney general in the Public Finance Division of the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Texas.

Representative Experience

  • Represented municipality in the issuance of bonds for the acquisition of and improvements to a water system and regional wastewater treatment facility
  • Represented state agency in the issuance of public securities on behalf of the Texas windstorm insurer of last resort, including interpretation of legislation and coordination of approval by several state agencies
  • Served as underwriters’ counsel in the issuance of variable rate put bonds by state agency for toll road project in Central Texas
  • Served as outside counsel to a professional sports team as lessee of a bond financed venue project
  • Represented special districts in the issuance of bonds for the construction and acquisition of road and utility facilities for a planned community consisting of over 3,000 single-family homes

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