Jeffrey Pohl

Jeffrey M. Pohl



Jeffrey Pohl is an attorney in Nixon Peabody’s Project Finance and Public Finance group who works with state and local issuers on a variety of public finance projects serving as bond counsel, counsel to the underwriters, and other purchasers of municipal obligations. He also advises on matters relating to state and local finance, procurement, and municipal law.

What do you focus on?

I have worked on bond issuances for New York State issuers, such as the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), the Empire State Development Corporation, and the Environmental Facilities Corporations, and for local development corporations. These issuances include financings for the State of New York, 501(c)(3) organizations and local infrastructure projects. Included among these financings were bonds issued to finance projects using New York’s Property Assessed Clean Energy statute and financings structured as public private partnerships.

I advise public authorities on the development of policies and procedures pertaining to corporate governance, procurement, and the financing process (including the preparation of standard financing documents). Most recently, I advised a local public benefit corporation in connection with its first design-build procurement.

Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, I served as general counsel to DASNY, where I worked on financings for the state, hospitals, colleges, universities, and local governmental entities and drafted legislation for new financing programs. I advised DASNY regarding workouts involving financially distressed entities for which DASNY had issued tax-exempt debt. I was also involved in the provision of legal services relating to DASNY’s other operations, including procurement, litigation, construction, contract matters, and asset management. I also previously served as deputy counsel to the State Comptroller of New York, where I advised on matters pertaining to state and local finance, municipal law, and procurement.

What do you see on the horizon?

One challenge is assisting state and local governments in financing needed infrastructure without further burdening their limited financial resources. Another is helping not-for-profit and governmental entities develop affordable financing alternatives for deep energy efficiency and clean energy projects that will benefit the entity and assist the State in meeting its goals under the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

Publications/Presentations

  • “Sustainable Project Finance and Development Opportunities for Higher Education,” DASNY Virtual Roundtable, 2020. (Presenter/panelist)
  • “Restructuring, Workouts and Bankruptcy,” Bond Buyer's 3rd Annual Healthcare, Higher Education, and Cultural Institution Super Conference, 2011. (Presenter/panelist)
  • “Legal Services Procurement Opportunities in the State of New York,” Governor David A. Paterson’s E.O. 10 MWBE Task Force, 2009. (Presenter/panelist)

DASNY sells over $2.5B of PIT bonds; munis unchanged in face of large supply

The Bond Buyer | October 08, 2020

This article on the state of the municipal bond market covers the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York’s sale of almost $2.5 billion of personal income tax receipt bonds. The firm is mentioned as bond counsel for the work by New York partners Chris Reitzel and Virginia Wong, and associates Adam Gordon and Kate Stack; Albany counsel Jeff Pohl; and Washington, D.C. partner Bruce Serchuk and associate Joel Swearingen, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.

Nixon Peabody boosts infrastructure reach through Squire Patton Boggs hires

The Bond Buyer | June 11, 2019

This feature highlights the arrivals of New York City partner Chris Reitzel and Albany counsel Jeff Pohl to Nixon Peabody’s growing Project Finance and Public Finance practice group.

Career Tracker Lawyers on the Move

Reuters Legal | April 14, 2019

The recent additions of New York partner Chris Reitzel  and Albany counsel Jeff Pohl to Nixon Peabody’s Project Finance & Public Finance team are highlighted in Reuters Legal’s Career Tracker column.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | April 07, 2019

The additions of New York City partner Chris Reitzel and Albany counsel Jeff Pohl to Nixon Peabody’s growing Project Finance and Public Finance practice group are highlighted in this article.

Nixon Peabody hires two from Squire

Project Finance International | April 03, 2019

The additions of New York City partner Christopher Reitzel and Albany counsel Jeffrey Pohl to Nixon Peabody’s growing Project Finance and Public Finance practice group are highlighted in this

Contact

Jeffrey M. Pohl

Counsel

Albany

Phone: 518-427-2741


Fax: 833-507-2295

Albany Law School of Union University, J.D.

Franklin and Marshall College, A.B.

New York

  • Member of the Housing Project Board—a nonprofit affiliate of Equinox, which is a charitable organization in Albany, NY
  • Advisor to a not-for-profit corporation that seeks to preserve a lake in the Adirondack Park
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