Barry Carrigan

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.

What do you focus on?

501(c)(3) Bonds

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.

Project Finance

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.

Industrial Development Agencies

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.

What do you see on the horizon?

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.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | May 06, 2018

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.

Nixon Peabody Picks Partner Lind to Lead Public Finance Practice

The Bond Buyer | March 14, 2018

CEO and managing partner Andrew Glincher is quoted in this article on the appointment of New York City public finance practice group leader Ken Lind. The promotion of Rochester public finance partner Barry Carrigan is also highlighted.


Barry Carrigan



Phone: 585-263-1591

New York

Phone: 212-493-6615

Fax: 877-746-9321

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Syracuse University, B.S., Finance and Economics, magna cum laude

New York

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.

  • New York State Economic Council
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
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