William A. Holby

William A. Holby

King & Spalding LLP

1180 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Tel: (404) 572-4663 Fax: (404) 572-5128

Email: bholby@nullkslaw.com

Url: http://www.kslaw.com/people/William-Holby

ACBC Fellow Since: 2000

General obligation bonds, Municipal revenue bonds, Exempt organization bonds (including health care, higher education, schools and cultural institutions), Bonds backed by corporate or project revenues, Tax controversies, Post-issuance tax compliance, Securities law, Tax credit bonds

B.A., Vanderbilt, 1976

Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Bond Lawyers



Bill Holby is a partner with King & Spalding’s Finance Practice Group, focusing particularly on municipal finance transactions.

Mr. Holby represents governmental issuers with the full range of their tax-exempt financing needs.  Within the State of Georgia he structures transactions for various state agencies, including the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.  At the local level, Mr. Holby assists cities, counties and local governmental authorities in connection with the financing of public schools, water treatment facilities, and other public infrastructure.  He also represents participants in public-private partnership initiatives, as well as in the negotiation of economic development incentive arrangements.

Mr. Holby serves as Bond Counsel throughout the country on behalf of clients that access the municipal market to finance transportation, energy and environmental projects, solid waste disposal facilities, dock and wharf developments, and other eligible projects.  Among his clients are numerous non-profit organizations such as healthcare providers, secondary schools, colleges and universities, and charitable service providers.  A portion of Mr. Holby’s practice is focused on the representation of financial institutions that provide credit and liquidity facilities supporting tax-exempt obligations and in structuring direct placements of such bonds.

Mr. Holby was the President of the National Association of Bond Lawyers in 2008-2009, and served on the NABL Board of Directors from 2002 - 2010.  NABL presented Mr. Holby with the Frederick O. Kiel Distinguished Service Award in 2013.  He has served as a member of the Steering Committee for the annual Bond Attorneys Workshop and as a faculty member at NABL seminars.  He also speaks regularly to public officials throughout the State of Georgia on a broad range of topics.  Mr. Holby was inducted into the American College of Bond Counsel in 2000, and is currently a member of the College’s Board of Directors.  He has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America since 2003 and has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer since 2006.  Mr. Holby was recently identified as a 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers of America, which recognizes a single lawyer within each specialty and region to receive this annual award.

An honors graduate of Vanderbilt University in 1976, Mr. Holby received his law degree from Vanderbilt School of Law in 1979, where he served on the editorial board of the Vanderbilt Law Review.