We have the flexibility and creativity a small firm allows, even though we have one of the largest municipal bond practices on the West Coast.



Charles F. Adams


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:

  • General obligation bonds
  • Certificates of participation
  • Lease revenue bonds
  • Utility revenue bonds
  • Tax allocation bonds

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.

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Professional Associations:

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Bar Admission:

State Bar of California, admitted in 1976


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

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