Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its national public finance practice with the addition of Darren C. McHugh. A veteran tax and public finance lawyer, McHugh has joined the firm as a partner in its Austin office.

McHugh has extensive tax law experience as it relates to public finance transactions, including governmental, 501(c)(3), housing and healthcare bonds. He also advises clients regarding the structuring process and tax requirements associated with tax-exempt transactions.

“Darren is highly respected and will greatly enhance the support we provide on tax matters, which is critical to Hunton Andrews Kurth’s public finance clients,” said Thomas A. Sage, who co-heads the firm’s public finance group with Douglass P. Selby. “We expect him to play an integral part in the growth of our practice in Texas and nationwide.”

With more than a decade of public finance experience, McHugh has advised clients on all types of tax-advantaged bond financings. He has substantial experience representing issuers and conduit borrowers in tax controversy matters, including Internal Revenue Service examination, voluntary closing agreement program requests, and administrative appeals.

McHugh received his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado, a master’s in accountancy from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s public finance practice reflects experience in addressing virtually every significant legal issue that affects both governmental financing and tax-exempt financing for nonprofit corporations. The firm has served as bond counsel, special disclosure counsel and counsel to issuers, underwriters, trustees, credit enhancers and institutional investors in transactions throughout the United States.