Jeffrey Pohl is a public finance attorney who works with state and local issuers on a variety of public finance projects and serves as both bond counsel and counsel to the underwriters or placement agents. He also advises on matters relating to state and local finance, procurement and municipal law.
I have worked on bond issuances for New York State issuers, such as the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, the Empire State Development Corporation and the Environmental Facilities Corporations and for local development corporations. These issuances include financings for the state, 501(c)(3) organizations and local infrastructure projects. I have also advised public authorities on the development of policies and procedures pertaining to corporate governance, procurement and the financing process as well as standard financing documents.
I served as general counsel to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), where I worked on many financings for the state, various hospitals, colleges, universities and local governmental entities. In addition to drafting legislation for new financing programs, I have successfully restructured and financed nonprofit and other entities for which DASNY has issued tax-exempt debt. I have deep familiarity with other legal services relating to DASNY’s operations, including financings, legislation, litigation, construction, contract matters and asset management. Prior to my service with DASNY, I served as deputy counsel to the state comptroller, where I advised on matters pertaining to state and local finance, municipal law and procurement.
One challenge is assisting state and local governments in financing needed infrastructure without further burdening their limited financial resources. Another is providing sound, cost-effective legal advice to municipal issuers in an environment of increased public scrutiny and regulation.
The Bond Buyer | June 11, 2019
This feature highlights the arrivals of New York City partner Chris Reitzel and Albany counsel Jeff Pohl to Nixon Peabody’s growing Project Finance and Public Finance practice group.
Reuters Legal | April 14, 2019
The recent additions of New York partner Chris Reitzel and Albany counsel Jeff Pohl to Nixon Peabody’s Project Finance & Public Finance team are highlighted in Reuters Legal’s Career Tracker column.
The Deal | April 07, 2019
The additions of New York City partner Chris Reitzel and Albany counsel Jeff Pohl to Nixon Peabody’s growing Project Finance and Public Finance practice group are highlighted in this article.
Project Finance International | April 03, 2019
The additions of New York City partner Christopher Reitzel and Albany counsel Jeffrey Pohl to Nixon Peabody’s growing Project Finance and Public Finance practice group are highlighted in this
Albany Law School of Union University, J.D.
Franklin and Marshall College, A.B.
Serve as a member of the Housing Project Board—a nonprofit affiliate of Equinox, which is a charitable organization in Albany NY.