Anna Rienhardt is counsel in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and has practiced with the firm since 2000. She is a member of the Finance Department, the Public and Tax-Exempt Financing Practice Group and served on the firm’s Recruiting Committee for three years.
Ms. Rienhardt has expertise in various fields of public finance, including land-secured financing, public-private partnerships, tax-exempt and taxable conduit bond issuances and work-outs of defaulted municipal debt. She has been part of the Public and Tax-Exempt Financing Practice Group since 2003 and has handled matters for various clients across the United States.
Ms. Rienhardt’s experience includes representation of developers and home-builders in land-secured financing transactions (including special taxing districts and tax-increment/redevelopment financing), representation of investment banks in both tax-exempt and taxable secured and unsecured financing transactions (including conduit bond issues, direct placements, refinancings and credit-enhanced transactions), representation of tax-exempt borrowers in tax-exempt and taxable secured and unsecured conduit bond issues (including universities, colleges, hospitals and/or healthcare systems, and research institutes) and representation of certain entities issuing their own taxable debt. She also has experience in transactions with commercial and investment banks providing letters of credit or other liquidity and/or credit facilities and has represented both the banks and borrowers in such transactions.
Ms. Rienhardt also has expertise in the securities laws governing municipal financings, including Rule 10b-5 and 15c2-12 and regularly advises clients on both initial and continuing disclosure obligations. As part of her practice with tax-exempt entities, she also has a depth of knowledge about issues surrounding tax-exempt governance and tax-exempt compliance requirements.
Ms. Rienhardt’s clients have included: (i) on the commercial banking side, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prager, and Sealy & Co., among others; (ii) on the tax-exempt entity side, University of Southern California, SRI International, California Institutes of Technology, Saint Mary’s College of California, The Colburn School, Retirement Housing Foundation and The J. Craig Venter Institutes; and (iii) on the developer side, Gaylord Entertainment, Forest City, Watson Land Company, McWhinney, Lennar Homes, Pulte Homes, Centex Homes, Majestic Realty and Tower Investments.
Ms. Rienhardt has co-authored several client alerts on the ever-changing laws and interpretations of Mello-Roos, assessment district and redevelopment financing in California, has taught basic training seminars on development within, and creation of, Mello Roos Community Facilities Districts in California and has co-authored client alerts on the recent changes to disclosure and securities laws affecting municipal financing.
She is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.