New York, NY. Nixon Peabody has appointed partner Kenneth Lind to lead its Public Finance practice. Nixon Peabody’s Public Finance practice has a national reputation for innovative work in financing a wide range of municipal and infrastructure projects, with a focus on surface and rail transportation, water and wastewater, health care, sports and convention centers, project finance, education and nonprofits, and public power. The practice, which also advises on SEC enforcement, consistently ranks among the nation’s top bond, underwriter, disclosure and bank counsel in dollar value of bonds issued.
“Amid the changing landscape of infrastructure investment in the U.S., Ken—who focuses his public finance practice on transportation—is well-suited to lead our Public Finance practice as we help our clients navigate these changes,” said Andrew Glincher, CEO and managing partner of Nixon Peabody.
Ken serves as bond counsel to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its affiliate Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Dulles Toll Road—Metrorail System Project, and New York City’s Hudson Yards Infrastructure Corporation. He also serves as underwriters’ counsel to the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority. Ken focuses his practice advising clients on public offerings and private placements, and serves in a range of roles including bond, underwriters’, disclosure, derivatives, and bank counsel.
“It’s an exciting time to be practicing public finance. I foresee an uptick in public-private partnerships; and the transportation, health care, and water and wastewater sectors are heating up,” said Kenneth Lind, Nixon Peabody’s newly-minted Public Finance practice group leader. “I am optimistic about the year ahead and beyond. I look forward to leading our group and providing innovative work for our clients.”
Ken succeeds Rick Jones, who retired this month after serving as group leader of the firm’s Public Finance practice.