Scott J. Robertson

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Personal Experience & Biography

Mr. Robertson began his municipal finance career in 1971 in Denver, Colorado at Coughlin & Company where he became manager of Municipal Finance. At Couglin, he originated general obligation, utility revenue and refunding transactions. In 1982, Mr. Robertson joined Kirchner Moore & Co in Denver. He subsequently opened and managed public finance offices for Kirchner and Dougherty Dawkins in Salt Lake City. He joined Lewis Young Robertson & Burmingham, Inc. in 1996 and was responsible for managing the day to day affairs of the firm until the end of 2011.

Since joining LYRB, Mr. Robertson has acted as financial advisor on a wide variety of complex financing structures for revenue-based, project (enterprise fund) debt and limited tax general obligation bonds, many of which have utilized variable rate components, standby bond purchase agreements, interest rate swaps, caps and basis swaps. During the course of his work in Utah Mr. Robertson has structured debt for many of the major providers of municipal electric, water (including hydro-power) and sewer utilities. Mr. Robertson has participated in drafting legislation and provided written and verbal testimony before several legislative committees. Mr. Robertson has previously served on the Board of Directors of Dougherty Dawkins, the Board of Trustees of the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration and the Advisory Committee of the State of Utah School and Institutional Permanent Fund. At the present time, he serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Utah Association of Special Districts.

Currently, his primary focus is serving his historic clientele comprised primarily of the larger water districts in Utah as well as developing the firm’s participation in serving the green/renewable energy sector.

In 2012, Mr. Robertson initiated the implementation of a green energy strategy for the firm which includes financing of energy projects, sale of LED luminaries and the provision of municipal energy consulting services. Mr. Robertson continues to be responsible for the on-going development and management of the firm’s energy practice.