Firm History

James F. Anderson Law Firm, a Professional Corporation (“JFA Law Firm”), is a nationally recognized bond counsel firm qualified to act as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and/or underwriter’s counsel in a variety of municipal bond financing structures.

Mr. Anderson has been active in public finance since 1983, and in 2016 formed his own firm, James F. Anderson Law Firm, A Professional Corporation (“JFA Law Firm”), in connection with for the retirement of his former partner. JFA Law Firm is the successor firm to a partnership formed by Mr. Anderson and his former partner in 1993 (after practicing at other law firms) in order to provide legal services not only of the highest quality, but with the personalized attention expected by their clients to meet their financing needs. JFA Law Firm provides public finance services and does not have any practice areas other than its public finance practice.

Mr. Anderson is active as bond counsel and disclosure counsel to school districts, cities, counties, water districts and other local entities, and as counsel to underwriting firms in connection with the issuance of bonds, such as general obligation bonds, special tax (community facilities district) bonds, revenue bonds, and enterprise revenue bonds, and execution and delivery of certificates of participation. JFA Law Firm has been involved in numerous new money and refunding issues.

Attorney Background

James Anderson

Since 1983, Mr. Anderson has been active solely in California public finance, including general obligation, general fund, special tax (Mello-Roos), certificates of participation, assessment, water revenue, public power, and tax and revenue anticipation financings. Mr. Anderson began his career at the Los Angeles office of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, and then joined the Los Angeles office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in 1986, both prominent national bond counsel firms.

Mr. Anderson is a member of the California Bar Association and of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. Mr. Anderson was admitted to the California bar in 1983. Mr. Anderson attended California State University, Long Beach (B.S., 1980) and the University of California at Berkeley Law School (J.D., 1983). Mr. Anderson has served as bond counsel and as disclosure counsel with respect to numerous financings by school districts, cities, counties, water districts, public financing authorities and other public agencies. Mr. Anderson has also served as underwriter’s counsel in connection with general obligation bond financings, special taxes of community facilities districts, and certificates of participation financings.

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24001 Calle Magdalena, #3348
Laguna Hills, CA




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