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For nearly 30 years, we’ve helped our clients find the most cost-effective financing solutions through efficient market assessment, reliable research, and decades of experience.
We have helped structure thousands of transactions, totaling billions in municipal bond issuance across the United States, always putting local governments’ interests first.
Because we’re owned by principals, rather than profit-driven investors, we’re able to combine nationwide experience with your local needs to provide advice that fits your organization, minimizing conflicts of interest.
Mr. Burningham currently serves as financial advisor to scores of local municipalities, counties and special districts. Over the past decade, Mr. Burningham has successfully coordinated the structuring of nearly $4.85 billion representing more than 350 transactions including general obligation, revenue, lease revenue, tax increment, and special assessment bonds.
In addition to his financial advisory practice, Mr. Burningham has specialty expertise in: i) user rate and cost of service studies, ii) economic/fiscal impact analyses, iii) impact fee analyses (complying with State law), iv) comprehensive financial sustainability planning, and v) redevelopment consulting and applications. He currently represents many high growth and development impacted areas throughout the State of Utah, including: St. George City and the surrounding areas of Washington County, southern Davis County communities including: Bountiful, Centerville, North Salt Lake, Woods Cross and West Bountiful, northern Utah County (Lehi, Eagle Mountain, Alpine, Pleasant Grove, Lindon and American Fork), and Salt Lake Valley communities such as, Sandy City, Herriman, Cottonwood Heights, South Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, Holladay and the newly incorporated city of Millcreek.
During 2001, he worked at Ballard Spahr LLP (national law firm) in the Public Finance sector. He subsequently served as an intern for Congressman Chris Cannon, 3rd District, Utah in Washington D.C. Upon returning from Washington in 2002, he rejoined LYRB as a quantitative analyst. Mr. Robertson currently serves on the Utah Association of Special District’s Board (ex officio board member) and the American Water Works Association-Intermountain West Conference Committee.
Mr. Okerlund made the transfer from bond attorney to investment banker when he joined Wells Fargo Brokerage Services. He continued his relationships advising school districts and numerous other entities. Mr. Okerlund joined LYRB in 2009.
Over his career, Mr. Robertson has completed more than 200 transactions totaling over $4.5B. These transactions include general obligation, water, sewer, storm water, lease revenue, sales and franchise tax, telecommunications revenue, tax increment, charter school revenue, and special assessment/public infrastructure development bonds.
Shanon is also involved in the various aspects of continuing disclosure for a range of clients and bond issues. This includes the management of various disclosure schedules and the collection and compilation of the applicable information and submission to the appropriate entities. She is also involved in the preparation of arbitrage analysis for a variety of clients, ensuring compliance with current rebate requirements.
Prior to joining the firm, Logan worked as a Management Consultant for the Government Solutions sector at Witt O'Brien's. Logan received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Political Science from Utah State University. Through her master’s coursework and internship with Utah Foundation, a nonprofit research organization, she developed a strong background in quantitative research and data analysis. Logan also completed internships for the Bountiful City Planning and Zoning Department, the Utah State Legislature, and the US House of Representatives in Washington D.C., which has resulted in a comprehensive understanding of government operations.
Prior to joining LYRB, Mr. Van Tassel completed internships in the planning divisions of the Utah Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Through his coursework at Tennessee Technological University, where he studied Geosciences, and at the University of Utah, where he received master’s degrees in City & Metropolitan Planning and Public Administration, he honed his analytical and research skills to complete work in the field of transportation planning.
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We’re always on the lookout for quality talent who are skilled problem solvers in a variety of municipal and non-profit situations.
From small city budgets to analyzing market trends that affect entire states, LRB works with clients that face a wide variety of challenges.