Mitch Rapaport is a partner in the firm focusing in tax issues related to public finance and infrastructure finance transactions. During his 30 years in practice, Mr. Rapaport has participated in a wide variety of tax-exempt financings, with an emphasis on public-private partnership transactions and other project financings. Mr. Rapaport has worked on numerous public power financings; stadium and convention center transactions; and education, infrastructure and other industrial projects.
Having worked for the U.S. Treasury and IRS and in private practice, I focus my work on three main areas, to assist clients in complex tax-exempt finance transactions and related matters.
I see an increasing interest in governmental entities and private companies working together to develop and finance critical infrastructure, particularly with respect to roads, bridges, airports and other transportation facilities, while maximizing the use of tax-exempt bonds to finance these projects. We have worked with a variety of industry participants in developing financing structures to meet these goals.
Bond Buyer | June 11, 2018
Washington, DC, project finance and public finance partner Mitch Rapaport is quoted in this article on a move by the Treasury Department and IRA to clarify rules governing “the use of tax-exempt bonds in connection with public-private partnership projects.”
Law360 | April 19, 2018
Nixon Peabody public finance partners Travis Gibbs of San Francisco and Mitch Rappaport, Bruce Serchuk and Carla Young of Washington DC co-wrote this analysis on the new IRS procedures that can be used “to cure impermissible use of bond-financed projects.”
Public Finance Alert | 10.30.19
Public Finance Alert | 11.13.17
Public Finance Alert | 11.05.17
Public Finance Alert | 10.01.17
Georgetown University, LL.M.
George Washington University, J.D.
Hofstra University, B.A.
District of Columbia
Mitch was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the field of Public Finance Law. Mitch has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2008, and was designated Public Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, DC, in 2014 and 2019.
Mitch Rapaport is an active member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, having served as Chair of the Association’s General Tax Matters Committee and its Washington Seminar. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar.