Elizabeth Columbo represents governments and public authorities, issuers, and financial institutions, serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, or bank counsel for a variety of tax-exempt and taxable financings. She devotes a substantial amount of her time to financings for public power, transportation, and multi-family housing facilities. She has experience drafting disclosure documents, financing agreements, resolutions, escrow agreements, forward purchase and bond purchase contracts, letters of credit, continuing disclosure documents, and interest rate exchange agreements.
Ms. Columbo’s experience includes tax-exempt commercial paper programs; variable, auction rate, and option bonds; multiple forms of revenue bond financings, including many supported by various types of credit facilities; debt restructurings; pooled loan transactions; and derivative products, such as interest rate swaps. Ms. Columbo has served as bond counsel to the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, New York City Industrial Development Agency, New York State Housing Finance Agency, and the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company.
She is also a member of the Sports & Entertainment practice focusing on the development and financing of stadiums and arenas, including a number of NFL, NBA, and MLB teams, specifically the New England Patriots, the New York Giants, the New York Jets, the Green Bay Packers, the New Jersey Nets, the Minnesota Twins, and the New York Yankees.
Prior to joining Nixon Peabody LLP, Ms. Columbo was an associate in the Public Finance Department of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon LLP and a public finance legal intern with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority.