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Ken Lind represents 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.
My background working for decades on infrastructure projects with some of the country’s largest and most complicated entities puts our team in a prime position to address all aspects of any issuer’s capital needs. Those entities include the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)—North America’s largest transportation provider—and its subsidiaries, the country’s two largest commuter railroads and its affiliates, the New York City Transit Authority (subway and buses), and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (operating nine bridges and tunnels); the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (bridges and tunnels, three airports, ports, and rail system); the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority, which provides water to 10 million residents; the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and its use of Dulles Toll Road revenues to finance a 23-mile extension of the WMATA rail system to Washington Dulles International Airport; and the Hudson Yards Infrastructure Corporation, which is financing improvements (including a subway extension) on the west side of Manhattan to expand the central business district.
The foregoing includes a background not only in project-by-project financings, but also the development and implementation of multi-billion-dollar capital programs and the balancing of different financial priorities in the larger portfolio. In connection with these and numerous other infrastructure projects and financings, I have led teams representing issuers and underwriters, as well as 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 and Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF) loans, federal highway trust fund moneys, and full funding grant agreements, including a number of the largest rail projects in the country.
My experience working in-house for over 11 years at the MTA with exposure to both the legal and financial aspects of multi-billion-dollar capital programs increased my insight into not only the legal work, but also the ramifications of structuring complex projects and the financing thereof. This experience adds value to advising my clients on matters such as structuring, long-term and interim financing needs, swaps, disclosure, and regulatory compliance.
Our infrastructure team has experienced previous high and low interest rate cycles and has developed an expertise in lower-cost interim financing products and interest deferral techniques that permit current savings in anticipation of long-term refinancing solutions when interest rates fall.
Colgate University, B.A.
New York Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
New York University School of Law, LL.M.
Ken was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 in the field of Public Finance Law and Utilities Law, and he was selected as the 2023 Public Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in New York City. Ken has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2019.
This article covers client Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority’s $765 million Payroll Mobility Tax Senior Lien Refunding Green Bonds, which were priced Thursday in the primary market. The NP team serving as bond counsel on this deal includes New York City partners Ken Lind, Liz Columbo, and Adam Gordon; Washington, DC partner Carla Young; New York City counsel Abigail Olsen; and New York City associates Kate Stack, Paul Dewey, and Georgia Sackey, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance practice.
New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Adam Gordon is profiled as one of the publication’s “2022 Rising Stars,” recognizing the next generation of municipal finance professionals. The article highlights Adam’s work as bond counsel for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, and quotes New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Ken Lind on Adam’s success.
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.
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