Bonita Black is a Partner at Lucosky Brookman LLP, who leads the Firm’s Public Finance practice area.

Bonita K Black focuses her practice in the areas of general corporate law, including but not limited to corporate, structured, and public finance law, mergers and acquisitions and divestitures, and corporate and non-profit governance law. She has experience in the formation and corporate governance and compliance issues, municipal securities law, taxable and tax-exempt financings, securitization transactions, debt and equity offerings, cross border transactions, governmental bonds, telecommunications regulatory issues and real estate finance. Ms. Black has extensive experience assisting local and regional non-profit organizations with their legal issues, including formation, and board training and governance counseling, policy and procedure development, creative financing, and tax issues.

Ms. Black leads the Public Finance Practice Group for the Firm and concentrates her practice in the Public Finance law, and has experience including but not limited to higher education, affordable housing (mufti-family and single -family transactions), utility bonds, electric and gas utilities, medical care facilities, water and sewer utilities, energy authorities, housing equity fund transactions and grants, HUD programs, 501( c )(3 )s, churches, conduit issuers, and financial advisors in public finance transactions. She serves as bond, issuer, underwriters’, disclosure, special HUD, Special, Company, Trustee, Agent, and lender’s counsel to parties to public financings.

Ms. Black began her career on in New York City at Dewey and practiced in NYC for 13 years before moving home to Kentucky. She practiced at the largest Firm in Louisville for 13 years before she was asked to open an office for a regional firm in Louisville, Kentucky where she served as its inaugural Managing Partner for four years. Ms. Black is on the board of Transit Authority River City and is Governance Chair for that organization. She comes to the Firm from K&L Gates’s Charlotte office.

  • Served as bond and disclosure counsel for a utility in several bond issuances and drafted their new indenture for their bond program Counsel to a public utility company in several financings, including a cross-border lease transaction and a securitization transaction. The securitization was a first to use utility payments.
  • Served as general counsel to a non-profit company in the area of corporate governance and transactions.
  • Served as Bond counsel to various non-profits and churches in financings for new facilities.
  • Served as Trustee's counsel to several corporate trustees in public finance transactions.
  • Performed divestiture transactions for clients in the energy field dealing with wind power facilities and gas and electric facilities.
  • Served as counsel to Fortune 500 companies in the areas of records management and international shipping contracts.
  • Served as Bond counsel and special counsel for international logistics companies in physical plant expansion projects in Kentucky.
  • Underwriters' counsel to international investment banking firm in Louisville Arena project transactions.
  • Served as Lender’s Counsel to Fortune 500 company in its affordable housing equity loan and grant program.
  • Served as Special Counsel to north eastern Housing Finance Agency in its FFB/Risk Share bond program.
  • Served as Bond, Underwriter’s , Special counsel to north eastern Housing Finance Agency in its multi-family housing and single family bond programs.
  • Served as Bond and Underwriter’s counsel to medical care facilities in their tax exempt and taxable bond programs.
  • Served as Bond Counsel to water and sewer utility entities in their taxable and tax exempt bond programs.
  • Served as Disclosure and Underwriter’s counsel to Independent and Christian Schools in their facilities financing programs.
  • Served as Bond and Underwriter’s counsel to several gas and electric utilities in New York state.
  • Served as Bond and Underwriter’s counsel to Housing Corporation in southern state.
  • Served as Bond Counsel to major metropolitan municipalities in their bond programs.


  • Harvard Law School-Cambridge, MA – Juris Doctorate 
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY-Bachelor of Arts, Political Science Major, Economics and Philosophy Minors; Summa Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Kentucky