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CDFA National Sponsors

CDFA National Sponsors represent the leaders in the development finance industry. These sponsors are given a unique opportunity to champion all of the efforts of CDFA and play an integral role in the ongoing development of the organization. National Sponsors make a yearlong sponsorship commitment of $10,000 to CDFA and receive prominent, high-level recognition at CDFA's National Development Finance Summit and all courses offered through the CDFA Training Institute. CDFA National Sponsors also receive recognition on the CDFA home page and within CDFA's widely popular Development Finance Review Weekly e-newsletter that is sent weekly to over 31,000 professionals. In addition, CDFA National Sponsors receive a complimentary membership. The benefits offered to CDFA National Sponsors total over 100 individual offerings and all forms of media and marketing.

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-Meet CDFA's National Sponsors

Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority
AIDEA is a public corporation of the State of Alaska, created in 1967 by the Alaska Legislature "in the interests of promoting the health, security, and general welfare of all the people of the state, and a public purpose, to increase job opportunities and otherwise to encourage the economic growth of the state, including the development of its natural resources, through the establishment and expansion of manufacturing, industrial, energy, export, small business, and business enterprises…"
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
More than 2,800 talented and passionate individuals strong, Baker Tilly is a top 15* full-service accounting and advisory firm with specialized professionals who connect with you and your business through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. Their focus on industry and service specialization means you can expect to work with business advisors who understand the issues you face. Their project finance team works with a variety of federal, state, and local tax credit and incentive programs, negotiated incentives, and loan programs to bring development projects from concept to completion.
Ballard Spahr LLP
Ballard Spahr is a national firm with more than 500 lawyers in 14 offices in the United States. They provide results-driven counsel and exceptional service in Litigation, Business and Finance, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, and Public Finance.
BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is the world's leading provider of corporate trust and agency services, administering $28.5 trillion in outstanding debt from 69 locations in 39 countries.
Bricker & Eckler LLP
Bricker & Eckler LLP, is one of Ohio's leading law firms, representing corporations, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, health care facilities, school districts, and municipalities, as well as individuals.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Formed by the combination of Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner, global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is purposely structured in a way few other law firms are, as a fully integrated international team that provides clients with clear, connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it.
Business Oregon
Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs.
With origins dating back to 1919, CohnReznick is the 11th largest accounting, tax and advisory firm in the United States, combining the resources and technical expertise of a national firm with the hands-on, entrepreneurial approach that today's dynamic business environment demands. CohnReznick serves a large number of industries and offers specialized services for Fortune 1000 companies, middle-market firms, international enterprises, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and other key market sectors.
FBT Project Finance Advisors LLC
FBT Project Finance Advisors LLC, a consulting affiliate of the law firm of Frost Brown Todd, acts as an independent registered municipal advisor and assists government entities and borrowers in creating the best financing solutions for projects in the areas of infrastructure, economic development and redevelopment, real estate, health care and public-private partnerships.
Frost Brown Todd, LLC
Across their eight-state footprint, Frost Brown Todd, LLC offers a deep, talented roster of legal professionals. Committed to their clients, the firm leverages technical and legal knowledge and experience to serve a diverse client base, from global to entrepreneurial companies.
Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world's leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. They are one of the five most prestigious accounting firms in the world and the sixth largest accounting network in the world by combined fee income. Grant Thornton has revenues in excess of $1.6 billion and operates 59 offices.
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP is the only national law firm in the U.S. whose practice is devoted primarily to public finance and public projects. The firm has more attorneys engaged in the full time practice of public finance and projects than any other law firm in the country, constituting an unparalleled resource for clients.
Ice Miller LLP
Ice Miller LLP is a full-service firm with the resources it needs to counsel its clients and deliver quality legal advice. Ice Miller offers a broad array of capabilities in virtually all areas of the legal practice.
KeyBanc Capital Markets
KeyBanc Capital Markets is an investment banking firm serving issuers of tax-exempt debt for over 40 years. Their team identifies opportunities, designs financing structures and develops an array of solutions that meet and exceed clients' financial and strategic objectives.
Kutak Rock LLP
Kutak Rock LLP is a national law firm of more than 500 lawyers with offices from coast to coast. The firm's primary practice concentrations are business and corporate law, public finance, litigation and real estate law, with numerous areas of specialization.
MB Financial Bank, NA
MB has a 100+ year history of building deep and lasting relationships with public and private companies and individuals.  MB offers a full range of powerful financial solutions and the expertise and experience of bankers who are focused on their clients’ success.
McCarter & English, LLP
McCarter & English, LLP is a firm of approximately 400 lawyers with offices in Boston, Hartford, Stamford, New York, Newark, East Brunswick, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Washington, DC. In continuous business for more than 170 years, they are among the oldest and largest law firms in America.
With 1000 lawyers and 21 strategically located offices worldwide, McGuireWoods LLP, uses client-focused teams to serve public, private, government and nonprofit clients from virtually every area of the law.
NW Financial Group, LLC
NW Financial Group LLC is the premier Financial Advisory / Municipal Underwriting firm in the Northeast whose experienced professionals provide unparalleled expert advice to States, Local Governments and Authorities. The professionals that make up NW Financial possess a diverse set of experiences in both the public and private sector and demonstrate a long-term commitment to the business of municipal finance.
SB Friedman Development Advisors
SB Friedman Development Advisors is a real estate and development advisory firm specializing in development strategies and public-private partnerships. Founded in 1990, they work with public, private and institutional clients. Their mission is to guide and enable their clients to create high-quality places through the practice of real estate economics, development finance and urban planning.
Squire Patton Boggs
Squire Patton Boggs has come together to combine the strength, influence and resources of Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs. Their global team of over 1500 lawyers across 44 offices in 21 countries is ready to support their clients – wherever law, business and government interact. They support private and public sector clients across extensive global practice areas. They also have a preeminent public policy practice with deep-rooted relationships in Washington DC, Brussels and beyond.
Stern Brothers
Stern Brothers is the nation's largest certified 100% woman-owned business enterprise ("WBE") investment bank. As one of the few remaining independent, private investment banks in the country, they provide successful Underwriting, Private Placement, Financial Advisory, Credit Enhancement and Remarketing Services for there clients across the country.
Stifel Nicolaus
Stifel Nicolaus is a full-service securities firm dedicated to development finance. Stifel Nicolaus has developed innovative public financing structures for private developments, saving millions of dollars for their public and private sector clients.
U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (USB), with $416 billion in assets, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank with more than 65,000 employees, and 3,151 offices in the United States.
Wells Fargo Securities
Wells Fargo Securities offers a comprehensive set of capital markets services, including originating and distributing public debt and equity, hedging interest rates and commodity and equity risks, advising on mergers and acquisitions, and originating structured lending facilities and municipal bonds.
Wilmington Trust
Wilmington Trust Corporation provides financial, wealth advisory, corporate, and institutional client services. The company’s wealth advisory services include personal trust administration, financial planning, fiduciary, private banking, and family office services. Additionally, it offers corporate financial services such as institutional trustee, agency, retirement planning, and administrative services. The company is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware with additional offices in the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, German, Ireland, and the Netherlands.

-National Sponsor Benefits

CDFA is proud to offer the following sponsorship opportunities to CDFA National Sponsors. All offerings are completely negotiable upon review, and CDFA will do its best to ensure that each sponsor receives the highest level of service.

CDFA Web Site

  • Logo and website link placed on the CDFA home page
  • Company logo, website link and brief description on CDFA National Sponsor web page.

CDFA's National Development Finance Summit

  • Opportunity to moderate one Concurrent Session at the event
  • 2 complimentary registrations (one of which will be assigned to the person serving as a moderator)
  • Electronic copy of event attendee list pre- and post-event
  • Recognition in event program and signage
  • Horizontal banner ad in all screen splashes during event
  • Logo on event web page with hyperlink
  • 1 full-page advertisement in event program
  • Opportunity to place promotional material in event bag
  • 1 complimentary exhibit table

CDFA Training Institute

National Sponsors receive recognition at CDFA Training Institute courses (both in-person and online courses) offered throughout the year. In 2018, CDFA expects to reach over 1,200 professionals directly through the Training Institute. At each training course, National Sponsors receive the following:

  • Opportunity to speak on a panel when appropriate
  • 5 complimentary registrations to be applied to the CDFA Training Institute courses of your choosing
  • Electronic copy of course attendee list pre- and post-event (upon request)
  • Logo on course web page with hyperlink
  • Horizontal banner ad in all Training Institute screen splashes
  • 1 full-page advertisement in course materials for in-person trainings
  • Opportunity to provide promotional material to course attendees for in-person training courses
  • 1 complimentary exhibit table for in-person training courses

CDFA Development Finance Review Weekly (newsletter)

CDFA National Sponsors are recognized individually throughout the year in CDFA's widely popular Development Finance Review Weekly e-newsletter. The e-newsletter is sent each Thursday to over 31,000 subscribers and is considered the industry's best development finance resource. Individual sponsor logos are included in approximately seven newsletter issues each year.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunity for 2018

Exclusively for National Sponsors, CDFA offers a special "add-on" sponsorship opportunity to be recognized at CDFA State Roundtables.

State Roundtables

National Sponsors have the option to add on one or multiple CDFA State Roundtable sponsorships to their National Sponsorship at a discounted rate. These State Roundtables include Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New England, New York/New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. National Sponsors can be a Premium Roundtable Sponsor in any state for just $1,000, which represents a $500 savings per state. Premium Roundtable Sponsors receive prominent recognition during all state specific CDFA Financing Roundtable activities throughout 2018. This includes visibility in all newsletters, event marketing, and on the CDFA website. Other benefits include:

  • Logo placement on all state specific CDFA Financing Roundtable marketing emails, newsletters, website, screen splashes and promotional materials
  • Two complimentary registration for the annual state specific conference (one of which will be assigned to the person serving as a moderator)
  • One guaranteed moderator role for the annual state specific conference
  • Electronic copy of attendee lists for the annual state specific conference (pre-event)

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CDFA National Sponsors

  • Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority
  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • BNY Mellon
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Business Oregon
  • CohnReznick
  • FBT Project Finance Advisors LLC
  • Frost Brown Todd, LLC
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP
  • Ice Miller LLP
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Kutak Rock LLP
  • MB Financial Bank, NA
  • McCarter & English, LLP
  • McGuireWoods
  • NW Financial Group, LLC
  • SB Friedman Development Advisors
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Stern Brothers
  • Stifel Nicolaus
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo Securities
  • Wilmington Trust
  • Z. The Bond Buyer
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