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Timothy Stratton focuses his practice on public finance and Section 103 tax law. He represents colleges and universities, special districts, cities, towns and other units of local government in Arizona and Illinois in all matters related to the issuance of municipal securities. He also maintains an active practice as underwriter, disclosure and bank counsel on publicly and privately offered debt issues.

Tim has been counsel in hundreds of bond transactions aggregating billions of dollars and is a frequent speaker on public finance. He is on the Securities Law Committee of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) and was on the Editorial Board for the Federal Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds, Seventh Edition, Matthew Bender & Co. He has authored articles on many public finance topics, including tax and securities law issues, post-issuance compliance and public-private partnerships.


Tim currently serves as the President of the City of Scottsdale Industrial Development Authority and has previously served as the Chairman of the City of Scottsdale Board of Adjustment. He also serves as an appointed member of the Arizona State Board of Charter Schools.

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Tim has served as an appointed Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court. In that capacity he conducts settlement conferences in commercial disputes and sits on the bench for short trials and as needed throughout the court system. Tim also serves as a Bar Examiner and Member of the Arizona Supreme Court Committee on Examinations, the body that administers and oversees the Arizona Bar Examination.

He is AV® Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.