Kenneth C. Lind is a partner in the Public Finance group. Prior to joining the firm, he was deputy general counsel for public finance at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where he represented the MTA and its affiliated agencies, including New York City Transit and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, for over 11 years in substantially all financial and capital program matters. Prior to working at the MTA, Ken was an associate and partner at Brown & Wood, with his 16 years evenly split between New York and Los Angeles.
Ken is currently focusing on major transportation projects and financings. He has served as underwriters’, disclosure, and bond counsel on over $1.3 billion of bonds for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in connection with the use of Dulles Toll Road revenues to fund the extension of D.C.’s Metrorail System further into Northern Virginia. He represented the purchaser of subordinate Build America Bonds in connection with the funding of a major Texas toll road. He served as bond counsel to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on distinct federal highway grant anticipation note financings when the Commonwealth recently restructured its transportation funding credits. Ken has also worked in various capacities in connection with P3 financings, including the I-595 project in Florida and the Doyle Drive–Presidio Parkway project in California.
His recent transportation experience is in addition to his representation of MTA in connection with the funding and construction of major subway and rail projects, including the extension of the Number 7 subway line to the far west side of Manhattan and two of the largest federal full funding grant agreements in the country—East Side Access (bringing Long Island Rail Road into Grand Central Terminal) and Second Avenue Subway.
Ken assists in connection with the firm’s representation of major banks as issuers of liquidity and credit support on tax-exempt financings. He is also involved in representing issuers and major financial institutions in connection with their execution of derivative transactions, and currently represents a major financial institution in connection with negotiating credit support annexes on existing derivatives with a notional amount of over $15 billion. Having lived in California for eight years, he also has extensive experience as bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel on all forms of California public finance transactions.