Joshua Smith is senior counsel in Chapman's Banking and Financial Services Department and a member of the Commercial Lending Group. His practice focuses on the representation of domestic and foreign commercial banks, investment banks, private equity funds, and other financial institutions in a variety of financing transactions. Joshua's experience includes leveraged finance and other syndicated bank loan transactions, the financing of financial assets, energy-based asset financings, asset-backed lending transactions, and debtor-in-possession financings.
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2001
Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., 1997
- The Bond Buyer’s 2020 P3 Deal of the Year
Chapman served as counsel to the underwriter in connection with a first-of-its-kind $236 million tax-exempt receivables financing of the Lincoln South Beltway public-private partnership (P3) project, which was named The Bond Buyer’s 2020 P3 Deal of the Year. The transaction involved an innovative contractor-led build finance structure and is the largest single-contract project in the history of the project grantor, the Nebraska Department of Transportation. Chapman also served as underwriter’s counsel for the Fredericksburg toll road extension P3 financing in Virginia that was named The Bond Buyer’s inaugural P3 Deal of the Year in 2019.