Ken Lind is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Project Finance and Public Finance group. He works with issuers, underwriters, financial advisors, banks and concession bidders on a range of public finance and project finance projects. He advises clients on public offerings and private placements serving as bond, underwriters’, disclosure, derivatives or bank counsel.
Much of my work involves financings related to infrastructure, primarily transportation and water and wastewater projects. I serve as bond counsel to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority―North America’s largest transportation provider―and its affiliate, the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (operating nine bridges and tunnels), and the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority, which provides water to almost 10 million residents. I also serve as bond counsel to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Dulles Toll Road-Metrorail System Project and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District parallel tunnel project. Additional major projects that I have worked on include the C-70 P3 project in Denver, the I-66 HOV P3 project in northern Virginia, the conversion of the Farley Post Office Building in Manhattan into the Moynihan Train Hall servicing primarily Amtrak and Long Island Rail Road and the downtown segment of the Ohio River Bridges project in Louisville, Kentucky. I serve as bond counsel to the Hudson Yards Infrastructure Corporation, which continues to develop the infrastructure (including the extension of the Number 7 Subway line) to the west side of Manhattan. I also represent major domestic and international banks in connection with their issuance of liquidity and credit facilities supporting bonds and notes, as well as their direct purchase thereof.
I have significant experience creating financings funded in whole or part by federal grants and loans, including TIFIA loans, federal highway trust fund moneys and full funding grant agreements, including two of the largest such projects in the country—East Side Access (bringing Long Island Rail Road into Grand Central Terminal) and the Second Avenue Subway.
My experience working in-house for over eleven years at the MTA increased my insight into not only the legal aspects, but also the financing ramifications of structuring complex projects and the financing thereof. This experience has been valuable in advising my clients on matters such as structuring, long-term and interim financing needs, swaps, disclosure and regulatory compliance.
Significant challenges continue to impact the structuring by municipalities of complex infrastructure projects. We have significant experience combining a variety of local, state and federal funding revenues, together with private equity in a P3 context, to progress major public improvement projects.
The Bond Buyer | October 04, 2018
Project Finance and Public Finance practice group leader Ken Lind, based in New York City, is quoted in this story on Q3 and Q4 bond issuance activity and the impact of the new Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).
Project Finance International | June 25, 2018
Project Finance and Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin, together with group leader Ken Lind and partner Virginia Wong, all from New York City, contributed this article on the increasing usage of the P3 model in U.S. infrastructure projects.
Law360 | May 06, 2018
In this roundup of promotions to partner and firm management positions, 14 attorneys from Nixon Peabody are highlighted. The 11 attorneys promoted to partner are Ellie Altshuler, Mark Beaudoin, Erik Birkeneder, Hannah Bornstein, Chris Browning, Barry Carrigan, Keri McWilliams, Matt Mullen, Steven Richard, Charles Tamuleviz and Alison Torbitt. In addition, Kenneth C. Lind was promoted to leader of the firms’ public finance practice group, Justin Thompson was promoted to office managing partner in LA, and Aaron Yowell was promoted to chief innovation officer.
Reuters Legal | March 25, 2018
This roundup of personnel moves in the legal industry mentions the recent appointment of New York City partner Ken Lind as public finance practice group leader.
The Deal | March 19, 2018
This executive news roundup mentions the recent appointment of New York City partner Ken Lind as public finance practice group leader.
Reuters Legal | March 18, 2018
New York City public finance practice group leader Ken Lind is included in this executive news roundup for his recent promotion.
The Bond Buyer | March 14, 2018
CEO and managing partner Andrew Glincher is quoted in this article on the appointment of New York City public finance practice group leader Ken Lind. The promotion of Rochester public finance partner Barry Carrigan is also highlighted.