In the evolving public finance market, we help clients maximize opportunities and hedge their risks through the use of derivative transactions.
Nixon Peabody provides sophisticated guidance on a broad range of derivatives, including interest rate, basis, commodity and currency swaps, as well as caps and options. Positioned at the forefront of this public finance tool, we use derivatives with new financings, and with restructuring and refunding existing financings.
Our team drafts and negotiates the legal documentation for these products and develops guidelines to help lenders review how they are used. We advise about Dodd-Frank compliance, including drafting internal policies and procedures, completing ISDA Protocol documentation, and bilateral contracts with swap counterparties.
Derivatives raise many federal tax issues, and these tax aspects are critical in achieving the intended financial benefits. We advise our clients about the following:
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