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John H. Knox

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

John H. Knox, a partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the firm’s Public Finance Department, where he co-chairs the Special Tax and Assessment Financing Group and the 501c-3 Revenue Bond Group. He is also an active member of the firm’s Redevelopment, Revenue, Transportation and Lease Financing Practice Groups.

His practice focuses on local governmental infrastructure financing, including special assessment and other land-secured financings, various statewide financing programs, municipal lease financing, redevelopment financing, transportation and utility revenue financing. He also assists nonprofit institutions, including colleges, universities and private K-12 schools with tax-exempt financings.

Mr. Knox is also one of the leading attorneys in the country in the area of municipal restructuring and bankruptcy, having represented the cities of Stockton and Vallejo in their chapter 9 cases, as well as several other local government agencies in connection with non-bankruptcy workouts and restructurings.


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  • Spanish
Admitted In
  • California
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 1987
  • A.B., with honors, University of California, Berkeley, 1984
  • Twice honored by California Lawyer Magazine as an "Attorney of the Year." First in 2005 for his pioneering work on behalf of the California Statewide Communities Development Authority in connection with a $454 million Vehicle License Fee Gap Loan Financing in which 146 cities and counties participated in order to securitize vehicle license fee money the State of California borrowed from local governments and again in 2012 for his extensive work in connection with the cities of Vallejo and Stockton bankruptcies.
  • Twice named one of the top 25 Municipal Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal.
  • Editor-in-Chief, High Technology Law Journal, 1986-87



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