M. Fredrick Simpler, Jr.

    Main: (334) 834-9046
    Fax: (334) 834-9630
    Toll Free: 1 (800) 995-0777
    Birmigham Office:
    (205) 327-8314
    Email: simpler@wskllc.com

M. Fredrick Simpler, Jr., P.C. - 1997-present

Started solo practice in 1997 specializing in municipal finance, corporate and securities. Served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, company counsel and bank counsel on over 150 transactions totaling over $3,250,000,000 in principal amount. Tax-exempt issues included governmental, utilities, education, college and university, 501(c)(3), industrial, housing and solid waste. Practice also includes municipal law, real estate, general corporate and partnership law, acquisitions and sales of businesses. Participated in securities fraud cases on both plaintiff and defendant side. Tax-exempt transactions also included qualified hedges and other derivatives.

Sirote & Permutt, P.C. , Montgomery, Alabama - 1991-1997

Started Montgomery office for one of the largest firms in the State of Alabama, and served as Managing Partner. Served on management committee for six years. Practice included same areas. Montgomery office grew from one to nine attorneys.

Miller Hamilton Snider & Odom , Montgomery, Alabama - 1988-1991

Worked in Montgomery office of Mobile, Alabama firm. Practice included same areas, plus general banking and bankruptcy representation for consumer lenders.

Thornton, Farish & Gauntt, Inc. , Montgomery, Alabama - 1985 - 1988

Investment Banker with one of oldest investment firms in southeast. Specialized in municipal and corporate industrial development revenue finance.

Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, Houston, Texas - 1983-1985

Associate in Houston, Texas law firm specializing in municipal and corporate finance and real estate development.

Hon. Janie L. Shores, Associate Justice, Alabama Supreme Court - 1982 - 1983

Law clerk for Justice Shores.

Member, Alabama State Bar, State Bar of Texas, National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Education
Cumberland School of Law
J.D., 1982. Articles Editor, Cumberland Law Review; Associate Justice, Henry Upson Sims Moot Court Board; Captain, National Moot Court Team; Winner and Best Oral Advocate Award, Gordon T. Saad Moot Court Competition, finals judged by Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc for first time after it was formed, 1981; Deans List; National Dean’s List; Who’s Who Among American Law School Students; Cumberland Research Board and Instructor for research labs for first year law students, 1980 and 1981; Book Award, Contracts and Products Liability. Phi Delta Phi.

University of Alabama
B.S. in Finance, 1976; two term Student Government Association Senator; Chairman, SGA Parking and Traffic Committee; Member, University Standing Committee on Parking and Traffic; Pi Kappa Phi social fraternity; worked two jobs a day to finance college education.

Representative Transactions Closed 1999 - Present
$1,920,000 Industrial Development Board of the City of Scottsboro, Industrial Revenue Revenue Bonds (AAF-McQuay, Inc. Project) Series 1999

$765,000 The Educational Building Authority of the City of Montevallo, Facilities Revenue Bonds (American Village Citizenship Trust Project) Series 1999

$2,700,000 Development Authority of Fulton County, Facilities Revenue Bonds (Chastain Horse Park Project) Series 1999

$2,500,000 Iberia Parish, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Consolidate Waste, LLC. Project) Series 1999

$500,000 Town of Millport General Obligation Warrants, Series 1999

$8,615,000 Capital Projects Finance Authority, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (NAMCO Metal Management, Inc. Project) Series 1999

$5,000,000 Industrial Development Board of the City of Muscle Shoals, Industrial Revenue Revenue Bonds (Nichols Wire, Inc. Project) Series 1999

$7,300,000 Industrial Development Board of the City of Russellville, Industrial Revenue Revenue Bonds (Spiral Industries, Inc. Project) Series 1999

$11,900,000 U.S. Space And Rocket Center, Revenue Bonds, Series 1999

$13,600,000 Wasco County, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Waste Connections, Inc. Project) Series 1999

$18,140,000 Capital Projects Finance Authority, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Waste Corporation of America, Inc. Project) Series 1999

$3,000,000 Capital Projects Finance Authority, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Waste Corporation of America, Inc. Project) Series 1999

$8,000,000 Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Gulf Shores, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Sunbelt Environmental, Inc. Project) Series 2000

$3,480,000Durango County, Colorado, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Waste Corporation of America, Inc. Project) Series 2000

$4,150,000 Bibb County General Obligation Warrants, Series 2000

$7,250,000 Capital Projects Finance Authority, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Waste Corporation of America, Inc. Project) Series 2000

$4,000,000 Cleburne County School Warrants, Series 2000

$1,500,000 The Educational Building Authority of the City of Montgomery, Facilities Revenue Bonds (Faulkner University Project) Series 2001

$2,500,000 Capital Projects Finance Authority, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Sunbelt Environmental, Inc. Project) Series 2001

$4,000,000 City of Brewton General Obligation Warrants, Series 2001

$1,600,000 City of Troy General Obligation School Warrants, Series 2001

$13,600,000 Wasco County, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Waste Connections, Inc. Project) Series 2001

$4,000,000 Capital Projects Finance Authority, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Waste Corporation of America, Inc. Project) Series 2001

$5,030,000 The Educational Building Authority of the City of Montevallo, Facilities Revenue Bonds (American Village Citizenship Trust Project) Series 2001

$4,000,000 The Alabama River Region Solid Waste Disposal Authority, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. Project) Series 2002

$4,065,000 West Alabama Youth Services, Inc., Youth Detention Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2002

$4,775,000 Troy City Board of Education, Refunding School Bonds, Series 2002

$25,000,000 Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Waste Corporation of America, Inc. Project) Series 2002

$8,385,000 City of Troy, Water, Sewer and Electric System Revenue Bonds, Series 2002

$35,900,000 Alabama State University, General Tuition and Fee Revenue Bonds, Series 2002

$14,450,000 Beaver County, Utah, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Best Biofuels, LLC. Project) Series 2003

$1,000,000 City of Troy General Obligation Warrants, Series 2003

$2,500,000 Lowndes County, Industrial park Revenue Bonds, Series 2003

$3,500,000 Special Care Facilities Financing Authority of the City of Huntsville, Special Care Facilities Revenue Bonds (Willow Run Project) Series 2003

$2,330,000 Solid Waste Disposal Authority of Cullman County, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Cullman Environmental, Inc. Project) Series 2003

$800,000 Town of Millport General Obligation Warrants, Series 2003

$22,500,000 Various Issuers, Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds (Waste Management, Inc. Project) Series 2003

$10,000,000 City of Troy General Obligation Warrants, Series 2003

$2,590,000 City of Troy, Water, Sewer and Electric System Revenue Bonds, Series 2003

$565,000 City of Brewton General Obligation Warrants, Series 2003

$3,860,000 The Educational Building Authority of the City of Montevallo, Facilities Revenue Bonds (American Village Citizenship Trust Project) Series 2003

$24,425,000 Alabama State University, General Tuition and Fee Revenue Bonds, Series 2004

$1,100,000,000 Jefferson County Derivatives Transaction, Series 2004

$6,775,000 Alabama State University Derivatives Transaction, Series 2004

$7,885,000 City of Troy, Water, Sewer and Electric System Revenue Bonds, Series 2004

$3,000,000 The Educational Building Authority of the City of Montgomery, Facilities Revenue Bonds (Faulkner University Project) Series 2004

$600,000 City of Brewton General Obligation Warrants, Series 2004

$1,600,000 Troy City Board of Education, Capital Outlay School Warrants, Series 2004

$5,600,000 City of Brewton General Obligation Warrants, Series 2005

$760,000,000 Jefferson County Special Tax School Warrants, Series 2005

Representative Clients
City of Troy, City of Brewton, Jefferson County, Faulkner University, Alabama State University, American Village, Troy City Board of Education, Brewton City Board of Education, Waste Corporation of America, Inc., Sunbelt Environmental, Inc., Blount Parrish & Company, Inc., JP Morgan & Co., JP MorganChase, Bear Stearns, NAMCO Metal Management, Inc., Sunflower Waste, Inc.

No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
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