From Fred Prager, Chair of Prager & Co., LLC
“Rossi Russell is the consummate professional. He is extremely client-sensitive, never over lawyers while finding solutions to not infrequent perplexing and convoluted issues, uses an economy of words, and is numerate. Rossi now acts in the capacity of the Firm’s general counsel, accepting such temporary assignment after our senior general counsel passed away and the number two counsel in our Firm moved out of the area. It was our intention to replace both lawyers, but as things progressed, the Firm’s dependency on Rossi grew to a point where we concluded it was both more economical and the level of support provided was superior to any experience we had, even when we had two full-time lawyers on staff. As far as we’re concerned, Rossi talks like a banker and walks like a lawyer; we couldn’t trade him for the world.”


From Bill Pomeranz, Managing Director, Cain Brothers, a division of KeyBanc Capital Markets
“Rossi has served as corporate counsel for a number of my California nonprofit, tax-exempt bond borrowing clients. I recommend that all of them use Rossi as their corporate counsel when they undertake tax-exempt bond financings as he is highly experienced in not only helping those nonprofits with the basic ‘blocking and tackling’ of undertaking a bond deal, but he is extremely effective in navigating the unusual issues that often arise, whether related to land use, governmental approvals, or lender mandated borrowing terms and conditions. And equally important for many of these nonprofits is that he is very reasonable from a price perspective, which is highly welcomed by the nonprofits that are often straining to meet their debt issuance’s cost of issuance.”


From Robin Aspinall, Chief Financial Officer, Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County Foundation
“I have worked with Rossi Russell as legal counsel on several bond issues with both my current and prior institutions. He is fluent in the technical aspects of the transactions and has worked with many of the underwriters and attorneys who specialize in this field. Rossi has represented his clients’ interests first and foremost with honesty and integrity and focuses on the details and accuracy required in complex transactions. Rossi is quick to respond to his clients’ needs and is a pleasure to work with.”


From Lisa Turchan, Chief Financial Officer, The Buckley School
“The Buckley School in Los Angeles first engaged Rossi Russell in 2011 for our initial tax-exempt debt issuance. My experience was so good that I engaged Rossi on four more tax-exempt bond deals. Rossi is very knowledgeable, efficient, and focuses on the key issues, has exceptional turnaround time, and is always willing to help with questions or concerns after the deal has closed. I would consider my relationship with Rossi a true partnership.”


Steven D. Johnson, Principal Director of Finance and Accounting, The Aerospace Corporation
“I have worked with Rossi for over a decade on our banking, long-term financing, and other critical matters. His experience, professionalism, and responsiveness are at the highest levels. I know I can count on Rossi to partner with me to bring complex deals or routine matters to effective and efficient resolutions.”