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Rebecca B. Joyner

Board of Directors of the Firm
Raleigh | 919.835.4499
Fax | 919.834.4564

Rebecca Joyner helps local governments take an idea and make it a reality. She has over 20 years of experience advising North Carolina local governments on public finance alternatives, serving as both a counselor and an advocate to bring the funding for large-scale public projects to fruition. In addition to her public finance work, 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.

Rebecca serves as bond counsel for North Carolina local governments, advising on tax-exempt and taxable financings with a particular focus on general obligation bonds, limited obligation bonds, special obligation bonds, and enterprise system revenue bonds. Rebecca also assists clients with short- and long-term and fixed and variable rate security structures. She represents private schools, charter schools, colleges and universities, as well as other nonprofit institutions across North Carolina in the issuance of tax-exempt securities and loans as both bond counsel and borrower’s counsel.

In addition, Rebecca regularly represents financial institutions lending to the municipal marketplace, serving as underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel, and bank counsel in connection with the offering and sale of municipal securities and direct loans. In addition to her traditional public finance practice, Rebecca has experience with special assessment revenue bonds, tax increment financing (TIFs), and other project-based financing tools.

Rebecca has extensive experience with the North Carolina Local Government Commission, where she has worked on complex public financing projects, including multi-jurisdictional projects and public private partnerships. She also reviews interlocal agreements, and other documents, for financing parties and provides guidance on approval procedures.

Rebecca has been recognized by her peers with her induction as a Fellow in the American College of Bond Counsel (ACBC), which is by invitation-only. ACBC recognizes lawyers who have established reputations among their peers for their skill, experience, and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of bond law.

In addition to her legal experience, Rebecca has extensive experience in municipal bond financings after six years as state lead for local creditors 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.

Representative Experience

  • Partnered with bank to develop innovative structure that allows local governments to advance project costs and redeem with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reimbursements.
  • Served as bond counsel on the first combined water, sewer, and stormwater enterprise revenue bond.
  • Represented local governments and lenders on a variety of well-known capital projects across North Carolina, including the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), the revitalization of Fayetteville Street and the construction of the Raleigh Convention Center, and the City of Wilmington’s purchase of the former PPD headquarters to consolidate City services.
  • Served as bond counsel for the first unenhanced tax increment financing completed in North Carolina.
  • Served as bond counsel for the first bond financing for a North Carolina charter school.
  • Spearheaded effort to expand North Carolina Local Government Commission policy regarding the sale of special assessment bonds to qualified institutional buyers. 

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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, 2022-2024
  • 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, 2018-2024
  • 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