Virginia Wong represents both issuers and underwriters in a full range of transactions, including public offerings and private placements, with a particular focus on 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 (PRASA), and the Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority (AAFAF). I’ve also served as bond counsel to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) in financings for the State University of New York (SUNY), Columbia University, Rockefeller University, St. John’s University, and Teachers College.
I led the firm’s bond counsel representation of the Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority in connection with the largest municipal restructuring in US history for the Puerto Rico Sales Tax Financing Corporation (COFINA), the general obligation debt and guaranteed debt of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority.
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 serve as lenders’ counsel and bond counsel on public-private partnership (P3) projects around the country including John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport New Terminal One redevelopment and expansion; San Juan Cruise Terminals Project; Midtown Tunnel/Elizabeth River Crossings refinancing; LAX Automated People-Mover Project; SR 400 Express Lanes MMIP Project; Long Beach Civic Center Project; I-70 Project; I-66 Outside the Beltway Project; and Goethals Bridge P3.
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.
This article profiles Chicago Project Finance & Public Finance counsel Gretchen Sherwood, who was selected as one of the publication’s “Rising Stars.” The article highlights Gretchen’s practice and pro bono work in the Chicago area, quoting Gretchen as well as Project Finance & Public Finance practice leader Virginia Wong.
New York City partner and Project Finance & Public Finance practice leader Virginia Wong joins this episode of the podcast to discuss effective mentorship and how to build successful teams in public finance.
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.
Niagara University, B.A., cum laude
Pace University School of Law, J.D.
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