Taft is pleased to announce that Daniel Andersen has joined the Minneapolis office as an attorney in the firm’s Public Finance group representing cities, counties, public utilities, school districts, and other municipal issuers in the issuance of traditional general obligation, revenue, and conduit debt. Since the merger of Taft and the former Briggs and Morgan firm in January 2020, the Public Finance group now numbers more than a dozen attorneys and other professionals across our 11 offices.
Andersen has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, issuer’s counsel, trustee’s counsel, and special tax counsel on various tax-exempt and taxable financings. He represents governmental issuers and conduit borrowers in conduit revenue financings for the benefit of 501(c)(3) nonprofits and other organizations, including in the areas of housing, healthcare, higher education, senior housing, and private or charter school education.
In addition, Andersen advises clients regarding state and federal securities laws applicable to the municipal bond market as disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel. He counsels issuers, borrowers, investment banks, and direct lenders regarding primary and continuing disclosure matters. His work has also involved drafting offering documents and disclosure agreements, developing primary and continuing disclosure policies, reviewing past compliance with disclosure obligations, and providing compliance training to clients.
Prior to attending law school, Andersen worked in the nonprofit sector as a development coordinator for a community development organization and in program services for housing, arts education, and legal-services organizations. He studied dispute resolution and nonprofit management as a graduate fellow in the Trinity Fellows Program at Marquette University. Andersen received his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, Order of the Coif, where he served as a note and comment editor for the Iowa Law Review.