Eric Hunter is a partner in Chapman's National Public Finance Department. He has been practicing law since 2000 when he joined Chapman and Cutler LLP. Eric is experienced in the structuring, drafting, negotiation, and review of a wide variety of municipal finance transactions, and has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and special counsel in connection with electric, gas, water, sewer and solid waste utility; public transportation and telecommunications; 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization; city; county; higher education; school district; special district; joint action agency; municipal building authority; redevelopment agency; airport; private activity/industrial development bond; public housing; and other municipal finance transactions.
Eric has also drafted, or participated in the drafting of, municipal finance legislation adopted by the Utah legislature.
- $700 million Utah Transit Authority Sales Tax Revenue Bonds (financed commuter rail facilities)
- $80 million Central Utah Water Conservancy District Water Conservancy Revenue Bonds (financed the largest ever public purchase of water rights in Utah; issued in four concurrent series of fixed and variable rate taxable and tax-exempt bonds in order to accomplish various financing objectives of the District)
- $96 million Boise State University General Revenue and Refunding Bonds
- Utah Water Finance Agency Program Revenue Bonds (financed loans to various governmental agencies for the financing and refinancing of water and sewer system facilities)
- $349 million American Public Energy Association Gas Supply Variable Rate Revenue Bonds (structured financing of a prepayment of a long-term gas supply)
- 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Finance
- Airport Finance
- Bond Counsel
- Broadband Finance
- General Obligation Bonds
- Governmental Revenue Bonds
- Leases, Installment Contracts and Debt Certificates
- Municipal Building Authorities and Public Building Commissions
- Private Activity Bonds
- Public Finance
- Solid Waste, Sewage and other Environmental Disposal
- Special District Bonds
- Underwriter's Counsel
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2000
- Law Review, 1998 to 2000
Brigham Young University, B.S., Business Management/Psychology, summa cum laude, 1995
- Innovations in Broadband Access
Chapman served as underwriter’s counsel in a series of bond transactions that financed the expansion of business and residential broadband access in Utah, particularly in underserved rural areas, by a community-owned open access fiber optic network.
- University of Utah Green Bonds
Chapman served as underwriters' counsel in the public offering of green bonds to finance several innovative, energy efficient projects at the University of Utah.
- Co-Author, "Potential Federal Tax Reissuance Concerns Involving a Transition from LIBOR to an Alternate Rate," Futures & Derivatives Report, July/August 2021
- Co-Author, "Potential Federal Tax Reissuance Concerns Involving a Transition from LIBOR to an Alternate Rate," Chapman Insights, July 2020
- "Securities Law Considerations for Higher Education Bonds," Chapman and Cutler LLP White Paper, November 2014