American College of Bond Counsel

Directory of Fellows

Rebecca B. Joyner

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

3426 Dover Road, Durham, NC 27707
301 Fayetteville St., Suite 1400
Durham, NC 27707 Tel - 9196338735 Fax - (919) 834-4564


General obligation bonds, Land-secured financings, Municipal revenue bonds, Securities law, and Underwriter's Counsel

Professional Affiliates

Honors & Awards

  • American College of Bond Counsel, Fellow
  • The Best Lawyers in America in Public Finance Law, 2017-2024
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Banking & Finance: Public Finance, 2022-2023
  • Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, 2011; Women in Business Award, 2013
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010-2013


  • North Carolina Women in Public Finance, Co-Founder; Steering Committee, 2007-present
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • CASA, Board of Directors, 2018-present
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina, Board of Directors, 2012-2014
  • Achievement Academy of Durham, Advisory Council, 2010-2012; Board of Directors, 2007-2010, Vice-Chair, 2008-2009, Chair, 2009-2010
  • UNC-Chapel Hill APPLES Service-Learning Program, Advisory Board, 2007-2009


  • Fordham University, JD, magna cum laude, 2004
  • Columbia University, MPA, 1998
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, with honors, 1996


Rebecca Joyner helps local governments take an idea and make it a reality. She serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, and bank counsel in financings for cities, towns, counties, authorities, private schools, colleges and universities, as well as other nonprofit institutions across North Carolina.

In addition to her legal experience, Rebecca has extensive experience in municipal bond financings after six years as state lead for local credits with Moody’s Investors Service. In this role, she analyzed bond offerings issued by cities, counties, school districts, and special districts located in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and several states in the southwestern United States.

Rebecca is recognized by her peers within Parker Poe for her strategic approach to leadership and finance. She currently serves on the firm’s board of directors and chairs the firm’s Finance Committee.

Representative Experience