Barry Carrigan, a partner in the Project and Public Finance groups, focuses his practice on project finance, infrastructure finance and public finance. Barry represents issuers, underwriters and borrowers on a range of project finance and public finance projects including exempt facilities, waste to energy projects, charter schools, healthcare facilities, higher education facilities and multi-family housing transactions.
I have significant experience working with issuers and nonprofit organizations to utilize tax-exempt bond financing to refund existing taxable or tax-exempt obligations or finance new improvements. I have worked with many universities, hospitals and nonprofit organizations to achieve their financial goals through a variety of financing structures.
I have experience working on multidisciplinary cross-office teams, including working on the issuance of $1.2B of non-investment grade, tax-exempt bonds which was the largest such financing in the tax-exempt market in US history. This is also the first large-scale fertilizer production facility to be built in the United States in more than two decades.
I have represented industrial development agencies and borrowers in numerous transactions granting state and local tax exemptions, including sales tax abatements, mortgage recording tax exemptions and payment-in-lieu of tax agreements. I have worked with municipalities and developers to structure tax benefit packages that encourage private sector growth while providing additional tax revenue to municipalities.
State and local tax incentives are available to assist communities in attracting and retaining companies that will provide employment growth and capital investments in the local community. Having experience on all sides of these transactions, I am able to guide communities and borrowers through the potential pitfalls. In addition, Industrial Development Agencies have been and will continue to be subject to increasing oversight and regulation and need to be proactive to ensure compliance.
Syracuse University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Syracuse University, B.S., Finance and Economics, magna cum laude
Barry has been selected to Super Lawyers Magazine's 2015 Upstate New York Rising Stars list, recognized in the area of Securities and Corporate Finance. He is also a recipient of The Daily Record’s 2016 Excellence in Law, Up & Coming award.