February 15, 2010

Ahlers & Cooney P.C. has been ranked #1 in the 2009 "Bond Buyer" tables for all Iowa bond issues, delivering approving opinions on $1,861,300,000. of bonds.  The firm also has been ranked #9 nationally in the 2009 "Bond Buyer" tables for "Top Bond Counsel: Competitive Issues."  The firm delivered approving legal opinions in 183 competitive bond sales for Iowa public bodies in 2009, totaling $1,304,200,000.

In each case, the totals do not include private placements short-term obligations or bonds sold in negotiated sales.  "Despite economic uncertainty in 2009, our clients continued to invest in Iowa's infrastructure, institutions and commerce.  We are proud of our role in that effort," said Mark Cory, the Public Finance area leader.

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