Andrew P. Rubin

Andrew P. Rubin

Associate

Andrew P. Rubin works on finance transactions that build and improve local communities. His practice is focused on leveraging unique financing structures and tools to infuse development and redevelopment projects with the capital needed to bring critical services to these communities. Andrew’s toolbox includes a variety of financing programs such as tax-exempt bonds, new markets tax credits, renewable energy tax credits, state and local tax incentives, and government loan guarantees that can be used to fund infrastructure, transportation, multifamily housing, affordable housing, schools, libraries, wind energy, and solar energy projects.

The blueprint to Andrew’s approach is to be a partner to his clients, guiding them throughout the life cycle of each deal, from due diligence and the drafting of core documents, to post-closing compliance. For Andrew, it’s incredibly rewarding to visit a project that he has worked on, understand the story and the people behind it, and see the positive impact that these projects have on the community.

Andrew also helps his clients navigate the complex map of state and local taxes in Colorado and across the broader Mountain West. Andrew guides clients as they plan for a variety of SALT issues, ranging from determining whether they have nexus with one of Colorado's more than 700 taxing jurisdictions to planning for apportionment of income taxes in a digital economy. Andrew helps clients plan for sales and use taxes, transaction privilege taxes, severance taxes, and Arizona’s speculative builders tax.

Concentrations:

  • Serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter's counsel, tax counsel, source loan counsel, sponsor counsel, or borrower's counsel
  • Working with project sponsors, non-profit organizations, developers, Indian tribes, community development entities, and tax credit investors
  • Advising project lenders, such as large financial institutions, regional banks, community banks, and community development financial institutions (CDFIs)
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Bond Counsel in connection with tax-exempt bond issuances by metropolitan districts and business improvements totaling over $378,490,500.
  • Disclosure Counsel in connection with tax-exempt bond issuances by metropolitan districts and business improvements totaling over $197,845,000.
  • Underwriter’s Counsel or Lender’s Counsel in connection with tax-exempt bond issuances by metropolitan districts and business improvements totaling over $34,145,000.
  • Bond Counsel to the State of Colorado in connection with the issuance of its $600,000,000 General Fund Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, Series 2018.
  • Bond Counsel to the State of Colorado in connection with the issuance of its $500,000,000 Rural Colorado Certificates of Participation, Series 2018A.
  • Bond Counsel to the City and County of Denver in connection with the issuance of its $193,000,000 General Obligation Elevate Denver Bonds, Series 2018A, and its $67,905,000 General Obligation Justice System Facilities Refunding Bonds, Series 2018B.
  • Lender’s Counsel in connection with the issuance by Nederland Community Library District of its $3,855,000 General Obligation Refunding Note, Series 2017.
  • Lender’s Counsel in connection with an USDA-guaranteed $6,500,000 new markets tax credit source loan, supporting the construction of a tribal grocery store.
  • Lender’s Counsel in connection with a $4,800,000 new markets tax credit source loan supporting a community services organization.
  • Borrower’s Counsel in connection with a $1,800,000 loan from a CDFI to acquire an office building.
  • Lender’s Counsel in connection with a BIA-guaranteed $3,000,000 term loan and credit facility, supporting a tribal health clinic.
  • Lender’s Counsel in connection with a BIA-guaranteed $4,200,000 term loan and $3,000,000 credit facility, supporting multiple tribal businesses.
  • Lender’s Counsel in connection with a BIA-guaranteed $5,500,000 term loan, supporting construction of a hotel.
  • Lender’s Counsel in connection with a BIA-guaranteed $4,200,000 term loan, supporting construction of a tribal grocery store.
  • Lender’s Counsel in connection with a $500,000 loan to finance a solar facility.
  • Borrower’s Counsel in connection with the incurrence by a private school of a $10,000,000 credit facility.
  • Represented various energy companies as borrowers of credit facilities totaling $1 billion.°
  • Represented a community bank in connection with multiple oil and gas credit facilities totaling $36.5 million.°
  • Frequently advise national developers on Arizona’s speculative builder’s tax.
  • Frequently advise on sales and use taxes for aircraft purchases.
  • Represented a publicly-held technology in the negotiation of a tax incentive agreement.
  • Advised an investment company on sales tax treatment of the sale of its business.
  • Advised an investment company on the sales and use tax treatment of software.
  • Advised a quick-serve food company on the sales and use tax treatment of acquiring a multi-state franchisee.
  • Advised on severance taxes for oil and gas and helium production in multiple states.°
  • Helped an oil company obtain $30,000,000 in state manufacturing tax credits.°
  • Provided a high-tech company with a 50-state income tax planning strategy.°
  • Helped a public utility company obtain a multi-million dollar state income tax refund related to administrative settlements.°
  • Tax Consultant, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Law Clerk, California Franchise Tax Board
  • Intern, Anti-Defamation League

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2018-2019
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, Greater Denver Tax Counsel Association
    • Vice President/Treasurer, 2018-2019
    • Secretary/Treasurer, 2017
  • Member, American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Board of Directors, Colorado Enterprise Fund, 2018-Present
  • Board Member, Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region, 2016-Present
    • Co-Chair, NextGen360 Young Professionals Leadership Program, 2017-2019
    • Co-Chair, Summer Associate Research Program, 2017-2018
    • Co-Chair, Robert B. Sturm Mountain States Leadership Program, 2016-2018
    • Participant, Robert B. Sturm Mountain States Leadership Program, 2013-2014
  • Board Member, Syracuse University Alumni Club of Colorado, 2012-Present
    • President, 2012-2014

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., Natural Resources Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2013
  • LL.M., Taxation, Northwestern University School of Law, 2008
  • J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 2008
    • Member, University Judicial Board and University Appeals Board
  • B.A., Religious Studies, Arizona State University, 2005
  • B.S., Political Science, Arizona State University, 2005
    • Member, University Hearing Board
    • President, Alpha Epsilon Pi
    • President and Teaching Scholar, Hillel
Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Arizona
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • Utah
  • Wyoming
  • U.S. Tax Court