Public Finance

First Southern Securities public finance department is comprised of seasoned professionals experienced in sourcing, underwriting and structuring tax-exempt securities. We work with a wide spectrum of clients including municipalities, development authorities and non-profit corporations to provide solutions custom-tailored to each individual clients’ needs. We are committed to putting our clients’ interest first at all times.

First Southern Securities public finance professionals are active in the following sectors:

  • Multifamily Housing
  • Student Housing
  • Health Care
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Public Infrastructure
  • Industrial Development

Team Leader

  • Dallas D. Hurt
    Vice President
    Invest Banking/Public Finance
  • Russellville, OH
  • 937-763-5896
  • dhurt@fssec.com

Mr. Hurt began his Investment banking career in 1987 with a small Cincinnati based firm. He has worked for three mid-sized regional Broker/Dealers and a large regional bank’s securities and underwriting division. His new issue underwriting experience with municipal issuers includes Counties, Townships, Cities, Schools, Special Districts including Water and Sewer, Hospitals and Libraries.

Mr. Hurt has wide experience in corporate finance transactions in which he has served as lead underwriter, financial advisor and consultant, including transactions for firms that are engaged in international commerce ranging from the energy, pipeline development and construction to the manufacturing sectors; as well as private healthcare facilities. Mr. Hurt also acts as an investment advisor and counts among his clients, individuals, public funds managers and some independent banks and financial institutions.

From the beginning of his Securities and Investment Banking career, Dallas Hurt has been active in the underwriting and issuance of both taxable and tax exempt bonds for Ohio’s schools, municipalities, and public service projects. He and his team of investment banking colleagues have had a hand in providing new financings in nearly every county in Ohio. He is proud of a long history of providing quality financial advisory and underwriting service in the Public Finance area. Mr. Hurt specifically targets, through a combination of negotiated and competitive underwritings, the following areas:

  • Municipal Revenue & General Obligation Bonds for Cities, Counties, Town ships, Special Districts and other Sub-divisions of the State
  • School District Bonds
  • Public/Private Partnerships
  • Higher Education
  • Healthcare Finance

In addition to his underwriting and financial advisory, Dallas Hurt is actively engaged in providing investment banking services throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Prior to entering the securities business Mr. Hurt served two elected terms as a County Auditor and tax assessor of Brown County, Ohio. Mr. Hurt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1973 where he concentrated his studies in Economics, in Political Science and Foreign Affairs. Mr. Hurt currently holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.