Barry Carrigan - Public Finance lawyer - Nixon Peabody LLP

Barry Carrigan

Barry Carrigan focuses his practice on project finance, infrastructure finance, and public finance. Barry represents developers, issuers, and lenders on a range of project finance and public finance projects, including renewable energy facilities, transit-oriented developments, waste-to-energy projects, charter schools, and multifamily housing transactions.

Barry has been selected as one of The Bond Buyer’s 2020 Rising Stars, a program which showcases the brightest young minds in the municipal finance industry.

What do you focus on?

Renewable Energy

I have significant experience working with developers and sponsors to enter into state and local tax incentive agreements to manage uncertainty around property tax treatment of such facilities. I work with clients to analyze and implement strategies to maximize available state and local economic development benefits. I have worked with many developers and sponsors to achieve their development goals through a variety of economic development structures.

Project Finance

I have experience working on multidisciplinary cross-office teams on transactions throughout the United States. Representative examples include representing underwriters in the financing of a methanol facility in Texas, solid waste disposal facilities in Florida and Mississippi, a $1.8 billion nitrogen-based fertilizer production plant in Lee County, Iowa. In addition, I have represented various clients on project financings for proton cancer treatment facilities in Georgia and Maryland.

Economic Development

I have represented industrial development agencies and borrowers in numerous transactions granting state and local tax exemptions, including sales tax abatements, mortgage recording tax exemptions and payment-in-lieu of tax agreements. I have worked with municipalities and developers to structure tax benefit packages that encourage private sector growth while providing additional tax revenue to municipalities.

Forty Under 40 winners announced

Rochester Business Journal | September 24, 2021

This article announcing Rochester Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award winners for professional excellence and community contributions names Rochester Project Finance & Public Finance partner Barry Carrigan as one of this year’s honorees.

Rising Stars

The Bond Buyer | October 19, 2020

This article features Rochester Project Finance & Public Finance partner Barry Carrigan for being named as one of The Bond Buyer’s “Rising Stars,” a top accolade in the public finance industry. The article also quotes Project Finance & Public Finance practice group leader and New York partner Ken Lind on Barry’s ground-breaking financing for clients such as BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC.


Barry Carrigan



Phone: 585-263-1591

New York

Phone: 212-493-6615

Fax: 877-746-9321

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Syracuse University, B.S., Finance and Economics, magna cum laude

New York

Barry has been selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 in the field of Economic Development Law.

Barry has been selected as one of The Bond Buyer’s 2020 Rising Stars, a program which showcases the brightest young minds in the municipal finance industry.

He has been selected to Super Lawyers Magazine's 2015 Upstate New York Rising Stars list, recognized in the area of Securities and Corporate Finance. Barry is also a recipient of The Daily Record’s 2016 Excellence in Law, Up & Coming award.

Barry is a 2017-2018 graduate of the Leadership Rochester program, a nine-month program that identifies emerging leaders in the community and brings them together with key leaders to discuss significant issues in the Rochester and Monroe County region.

  • New York State Economic Council
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
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