Mitch Rapaport focuses on tax issues related to public finance and infrastructure finance transactions. During more than 35 years in practice, he has participated in a wide variety of tax-exempt financings, with an emphasis on public-private partnership transactions and other project financings. Mitch has worked on numerous public power financings, stadium and convention center transactions, as well as education, infrastructure, and other industrial projects.
Having worked for the U.S. Treasury, 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.
This article covers Metro Nashville and the state of Tennessee securing $1.2 billion to finance a new stadium for the Tennessee Titans and mentions NP for serving as special tax counsel in the bond sale. The NP team involved in the deal includes Project Finance & Public Finance partners Mitch Rapaport of Washington, DC and Johnny Hutchinson of New York City.
This article covers a brief filed by the American Public Power Association and Large Public Power Council urging the US Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision that found the IRS properly reduced payments it made to utilities because of sequestration. The article mentions Project Finance and Public Finance partner Mitch Rapaport and Complex Disputes senior counsel John Hayes and counsel Brian Whittaker, all of Washington, DC, for representing the American Public Power Association and Large Public Power Council in the case.
This article, which covers a debt restructuring of the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority outstanding indebtedness, mentions NP as legal advisors on the new indebtedness. The NP team includes Project Finance & Public Finance practice group leader Virginia Wong from New York, Washington, DC partners Mitch Rapaport and Carla Young, Los Angeles partner Angelica Valencia, New York associate Sebastian Torres-Rodriguez, and New York senior paralegals Carolyn Yi-Medina and Patrick McGovern, all of the Project Finance & Public Finance group.
District of Columbia
Georgetown University, LLM
George Washington University, J.D.
Hofstra University, B.A.
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