People: Jeffrey H. Chesnut, Counsel

Jeffrey H. Chesnut

Counsel

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 704-9676
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Jeff Chesnut is counsel in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office.

His practice focus on public finance matters and transactions financed with bond proceeds, tax credits, and local incentives. Jeff has served as bond counsel, issuer’s counsel, and disclosure counsel in a variety of debt financing or refinancing matters involving the issuance of general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, and other debt instruments. His practice also includes affordable and mixed-income housing finance and compliance matters. Previously, Jeff worked for the City of Dallas, Texas, where he advised on public finance matters and provided counsel to the city’s economic development and housing departments.

Jeff served as a law clerk to the Hon. Jane J. Boyle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Jeff Chesnut is counsel in the Corporate Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office.

His practice focus on public finance matters and transactions financed with bond proceeds, tax credits, and local incentives. Jeff has served as bond counsel, issuer’s counsel, and disclosure counsel in a variety of debt financing or refinancing matters involving the issuance of general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, and other debt instruments. His practice also includes affordable and mixed-income housing finance and compliance matters. Previously, Jeff worked for the City of Dallas, Texas, where he advised on public finance matters and provided counsel to the city’s economic development and housing departments.

Jeff served as a law clerk to the Hon. Jane J. Boyle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Education

  • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law (2007)
    Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review; Order of the Coif

  • B.S., United States Naval Academy, with merit (1999)

Admissions

  • Texas
  • Not admitted to practice in Georgia

Courts

  • Texas Supreme Court
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • US District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • US Tax Court

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas (Government Law and Tax Sections)
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

Presentations

  • “New Disclosure Rules and Best Practices for Financial Obligations and Best Practices for Compliance”, Texas Association of School Business Officials Annual Conference, Austin, TX (March 7, 2019)
  • Affordable Housing Finance Panel, Tarrant County Bar Association Real Estate Section, Fort Worth, TX (September 18, 2018)
  • “Housing Innovations” Panel, The Bond Buyer’s Texas Public Finance Conference, Austin, TX (February 13, 2018)
  • “Procurement Best Practices” and “Getting Bond Elections Right”, Texas Association of School Business Officials North Texas Regional Conference (February 8, 2018)