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717 North Harwood
Suite 900
Dallas, Texas 75201-6587
Telephone: 214 754-9200
Facsimile: 214 754-9250

  



 

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Richard C. ("Rick") Porter. 

Mr. Porter joined McCall Parkhurst in 1973, and became a partner in the firm in 1978.  He is of counsel to the firm in it's Dallas office and has previously served as Managing Partner.  Mr. Porter is a graduate of Texas Christian University (B.B.A. 1967) and The University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 1972).  Prior to attending law school, he served in the U.S. Navy, receiving an honorable discharge with the rank of Lieutenant (jg).  Mr. Porter's professional affiliations include the American, Texas, and Dallas Bar Associations, the International Municipal Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.  He is also a fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. 

Mr. Porter is the lead attorney in connection with the firm's representation of the North Texas Tollway Authority, The Texas A&M University System, and The University of Texas System.  Over his career, he has been the lead attorney for the firm in connection with the restructuring of the debt programs of some of the largest public entities in Texas, including the City of Austin, the Lower Colorado River Authority, The University of Texas System, The Texas A&M University System, and the North Texas Tollway Authority.  He has also led the firm’s efforts in assisting the Texas Department of Transportation with the establishment of its toll road financing system and its other debt programs. 

When Orange County, California filed for bankruptcy protection, Mr. Porter was engaged by one of the largest holders of the County’s debt to assist it in the recovery of its investment.  He has broad and successful experience in major bond validation suits. 

Mr. Porter was responsible for drafting most of the financing laws utilized by the institutions of higher education in Texas and developed the legal structure currently utilized by all of the institutions of higher education in Texas.  He has also drafted many of the other financing laws utilized by public entities in the State.