Mitch Rapaport is a partner in the firm focusing in tax issues related to public finance and infrastructure finance transactions. During more than 35 years in practice, Mr. Rapaport has participated in a wide variety of tax-exempt financings, with an emphasis on public-private partnership transactions and other project financings. Mr. Rapaport has worked on numerous public power financings; stadium and convention center transactions; and education, infrastructure and other industrial projects.
Having worked for the U.S. Treasury and IRS and in private practice, I focus my work on three main areas, to assist clients in complex tax-exempt finance transactions and related matters.
I see an increasing interest in governmental entities and private companies working together to develop and finance critical infrastructure, particularly with respect to roads, bridges, airports and other transportation facilities, while maximizing the use of tax-exempt bonds to finance these projects. We have worked with a variety of industry participants in developing financing structures to meet these goals.
The Bond Buyer | March 03, 2022
This article on Puerto Rico’s restructured general obligation bonds mentions NP for the firm’s determination that the bonds will be tax-exempt. The NP team is comprised of New York City partners Virginia Wong, Ken Lind, and Liz Columbo, and associate Sebastian Torres; Washington, DC partners Mitch Rapaport and Carla Young; and Los Angeles partner Angelica Valencia, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.
The Bond Buyer | February 09, 2022
This article on Santee Cooper’s board approving a $1.3 billion tender and exchange bond refunding mentions the firm for serving as disclosure counsel. The NP team representing the South Carolina-owned utility company includes partners Liz Columbo, Virginia Wong, and Barry Rothchild of New York, Mitch Rapaport of Washington, DC, and New York counsel Abigail Olsen and associate Sebastian Torres-Rodriguez, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group. Washington, DC Corporate partner Lloyd Spencer and Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Dan Deaton assisted with the analysis of securities laws related to the tender and exchange.
Inframation News | January 11, 2022
This article on the refinancing of Elizabeth River Crossings’ bonds, which were used to modernize a river tunnel system in Virginia, mentions the firm for the work by New York City partners Virginia Wong and Roddy Devlin and Washington, DC partner Mitch Rapaport, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group, for serving as bond counsel.
Carbon Mitigation Strategies Alert | 12.02.21
Public Finance Alert | 05.07.20
Public Finance Alert | 04.07.20
Public Finance Alert | 10.30.19
Georgetown University, LL.M.
George Washington University, J.D.
Hofstra University, B.A.
District of Columbia
Mitch was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 in the field of Public Finance Law. Mitch has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2008, and was named Best Lawyers® 2014 and 2019 Public Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, DC.
Mitch Rapaport is an active member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the New York State Bar Association, and the District of Columbia Bar.