Wes Kerns focuses his practice on public finance transactions, serving as bond and disclosure counsel in general obligation and revenue financings for various issuers, including counties, cities, villages, townships, school districts and port authorities. He has also served as counsel to underwriters in such financings. Wes is experienced in public offerings, direct purchases, variable rate deals, special assessments, certificates of participation, lease-purchase financings and municipal infrastructure projects, including projects for airports and water, sewer and electrical systems. He also has experience with a variety of industrial development revenue bonds, water and sewer revenue bonds, conduit financings and 501(c)(3) bonds.

    While attending law school, Wes received recognition for outstanding performance in civil procedure and criminal law. He also served as managing editor of the Cleveland State Law Review.

    Wes is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association.

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    Education

    • Cleveland State University, J.D., summa cum laude, Associate, Managing Editor, Cleveland State Law Review, 2011
    • Cleveland State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2007

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 2011

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Member of the Ohio State Bar Association
    • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2021: Ones to Watch for Public Finance Law in Cleveland

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