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Rouse Frets White Goss Attorney Kim Spies Serves on Panel for Women in Public Finance

Kansas City, Mo. – March 3, 2020 – Kim Spies, attorney with Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, served on a panel at an event sponsored by the local Missouri and Kansas chapter of Women in Public Finance.  Participants attending the event included state and local government issuers, not-for-profit issuers, investment bankers, attorneys, financial advisors, rating agency analysts, trust officers and municipal market investors.

The February 19 event, entitled “The Municipal Finance Toolbox,” was a discussion of financing options available to local municipalities, including traditional tax-exempt bonds and economic development tools. The panelists examined the legal requirements for each financing structure as well as the practical and economic considerations that municipalities should consider when weighing options.

Women in Public Finance is a professional organization created to advance leadership opportunities for women by fostering relationships and providing educational activities and forums.

About Kim Spies:

Kim concentrates her practice in public finance and municipal law where she has served in a full range of roles, including bond counsel, issuer’s counsel, disclosure counsel and developer’s counsel. She has experience structuring, negotiating, and preparing bond and offering documents for traditional and innovative municipal financings for education, airports, stadiums, health care, hotels, transportation and other public projects. She also handles real estate and economic development projects for governmental entities and developers. Kim’s experience includes the use of special taxing districts and other public incentives such as Tax Increment Financing, Transportation Development Districts, Community Improvement Districts and Neighborhood Improvement Districts. Kim serves as counsel on economic development bonds including chapter 100 bonds and IRBs to promote job creation and local community investment. Kim also advises corporate clients on organization and governance, contractual agreements, corporate finance and commercial transactions. She also advises small businesses in structuring and documenting a variety of business transactions.

About the Law Firm:

Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes serves and protects individuals, companies, estates and livelihoods.  Based in Kansas City, the firm offers sophisticated representation in both the private and public sectors.  For more, visit

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