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Francenia B. Heizer

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  • J.D., University of South Carolina (1979)
  • B.A.,summa cum laude, University of South Carolina (1976)

South Carolina

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court – South Carolina

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America (2019-2020)
  • Columbia Urban League, Anthony & Alice Hurley Award (2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent© Peer Review Rating
  • Richland One Hall of Fame, Inductee (2013)
  • Columbia Urban League, Board of Directors
  • Columbia City Council, Former Member (2002-2016)
  • Bond Counsel for $638,982,000 Installment Purchase Refunding Revenue Bonds on behalf of several different South Carolina school districts (2015 and 2016).

  • Underwriter's Counsel for $361,995,000 Installment Purchase Refunding Revenue Bonds on behalf of several different South Carolina school districts (2015 and 2016).

  • Bond Counsel for $1,780,293,000 Tax Anticipation Notes, South Carolina Association of Governmental Organizations, Series 2002-2016 on behalf of South Carolina school districts.

  • Bond Counsel for more than $912 million in general obligation bond and bond anticipation note, water and sewer, acquisition, use and security agreement, capital lease, and special obligation bond issues (2016).

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Frannie practices in the public finance group and usually serves as bond counsel or underwriter's counsel in a broad range of financing activities for governmental entities including school districts, municipalities, counties, and public service authorities.

Frannie has served as general counsel to the South Carolina Association of Governmental Organizations, a nonprofit corporation and as general counsel to Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority.

Frannie is a frequent presenter at conferences sponsored by the South Carolina Association of School Business Officials, the South Carolina Association of School Administrators and the South Carolina School Boards Association.