Lynnette Slater Crandall

Co-Chair of Public-Private Project Development

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Lynnette Slater Crandall

Co-Chair of Dorsey’s Public-Private Project Development practice group, member of the Public Finance and Legislative practice groups, and Chair of the Political Law subgroup, Lynnette’s experience working in the public and private sectors has given her unique insight into spotting the business needs of her clients, and helping to bridge the communication gap that often occurs between corporate and governmental entities. As a lobbyist, Lynnette understands the political sensitivities that almost always surround large, high-profile public-private partnerships. Her practice involves assisting clients with not only the legal intricacies of complex development projects and bond financings, but also the strategies to address the related business and political challenges.Lynnette’s Public-Private Project Development practice includes some of the most innovative public-private development projects in the region and the country. Financing strategies include tax increment, tax abatement, value-capture, tax and jobs credits, redevelopment/assessment zones and districts, federal/state/local grant and loan programs, and tax-exempt and tax-favored bonds and notes, among others. Lynnette represents government entities, private owners and tenants, and investors and lenders in negotiating development agreements, leases, loan and grant agreements, naming and sponsorship rights agreements, and related documents.Lynnette’s Public Finance practice includes acting as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel and borrower’s counsel in traditional state and municipal financings, industrial development bond financings, health care financings, and economic development financings; as well as drafting and advocating legislation relating to municipal finance. Financings range from tax-exempt, to taxable, to tax credit and other tax-favored obligations.Her Legislative practice includes advocacy for a wide variety of clients in regulatory and legislative matters with state agencies and legislatures, cities and counties, and special purpose governmental entities.Lynnette’s Political Law practice includes advising for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, trade associations, candidates and committees on state and federal campaign finance and election laws, lobbyist regulations, political action committee formation and compliance, ballot initiatives, pay-to-play restrictions, government ethics and gift ban laws, and related political law matters.