American College of Bond Counsel

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Charles F. (Chick) Adams

Jones Hall

475 Sansome St., Suite 1700

San Francisco, CA 94111 Tel - (415) 391-5780 Fax - (415) 276-2088 URL -


General obligation bonds, Lease financings, Municipal revenue bonds, Pension bond financings, and Tax credit bonds

Professional Affiliates

National Association of Bond Lawyers


University of Michigan Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1976
Yale University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1973


Chick Adams has been practicing bond law since his graduation from law school in 1976, and joined Jones Hall in 1979. He serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel in financings that include:

Chick’s practice focuses primarily on representing school districts, cities and speciai districts throughout California, serving as bond counsel on their various financing needs. He particularly enjoys helping to develop innovative financing programs, such as a county-wide delinquent tax finance program for school districts and, recently, a program to issue current interest bonds to finance the open-market purchase of capital appreciation bonds.

Chick has been active in local politics in his home town of Hillsborough, California, where he served on the City Council for 13 years and was Mayor for two of those years. He and his wife Laurie enjoy hiking and travel, and spend many of their weekends at their second home in Carmel-by-the-Sea. His hobbies include woodworking, playing the piano, working on his 1957 Cadillac, and traveling the globe collecting butterflies and beetles. Chick and Laurie have two grown sons, one of whom lives in New York and works in the cloud computing industry and the other of whom lives in San Francisco and practices law.