Virginia Wong is head of the firm’s Infrastructure Finance team and a member of the firm’s Project Finance and Public Finance practice group. Ms. Wong represents both issuers and underwriters in a full range of transactions, including public offerings and private placements and, in particular, project bond transactions, securitizations, and tax-exempt revenue bond financings.
I serve as bond counsel to the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority, the Sales Tax Securitization Corporation (Chicago), the Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewer Authority, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Dulles Toll Road Enterprise Fund), and the Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority. I’ve also served as bond counsel to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York in financings for the State University of New York, Columbia University, Rockefeller University, and Teachers College.
My experience includes representing cultural facilities and not-for-profit corporations in their exempt offerings, including Pace University, The Rockefeller Foundation, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Juilliard School, Carnegie Hall, Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, The Metropolitan Opera, and the New York Botanical Garden.
I have represented the United States Department of Transportation with respect to its Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan program for transportation projects in New York, California, Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Florida, Ohio, and Colorado. My representations in public-private partnership (P3) financings include the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority, the Los Angeles Airport People Mover project, C-70 and the Denver Eagle projects in Colorado, and the Goethals Bridge in New York.
I also lead in the firm’s representation of the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation in connection with the restructuring of more than $18 billion in outstanding bonds.
There is growing recognition of the need for the public and private sectors to join forces to tackle the nation’s infrastructure challenges. We are developing strategies to combine the strengths of both these sectors to create efficient and cost-effective alternative delivery methods for infrastructure projects.
Niagara University, B.A., cum laude
Pace University School of Law, J.D.
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