Public Finance



With over 40 years of experience, we provide knowledgeable, pragmatic, and results-oriented financing solutions to achieve our clients’ business goals in a rapidly changing financial marketplace, navigating them clear of structuring pitfalls and regulatory issues.

Our Approach

Nixon Peabody’s Public Finance group has a national reputation for innovative work in financing for a wide range of sectors, including transportation, healthcare, education, energy/utilities, water, and public-private partnerships (P3).

We are consistently ranked Top 10 in bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel, and special tax counsel by Thomson Reuters in dollar value of bonds issued.

Tax Experience

An important aspect of Nixon Peabody’s Public Finance practice is the depth of our tax law experience and capabilities, with five attorneys who function exclusively as “Section 103” lawyers. Our Section 103 lawyers have broad experience with all of the varied structures used in the public finance industry, have worked on virtually every type of financing in the tax-exempt market, and are further supported by a group of tax lawyers with extensive knowledge in other areas, including nonprofit organizations, partnership, tax credits, and corporate taxation.

Who We Represent

  • Municipalities
  • Conduit Issuers
  • Financial Institutions
  • Utilities and Power Authorities
  • School Districts
  • Hospital Systems and other Healthcare Institutions
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Charter Schools
  • Cultural Institutions
  • Water Authorities
  • Industrial Development Authorities
  • Economic Development Authorities

Recent Experience

  • San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG): Served as underwriters counsel on The Bond Buyer’s 2019 Far West Deal of the Year, which was awarded to the $331 million capital grants receipts revenue bond sale by the San Diego Association of Governments. The proceeds from SANDAG’s bond sale helped accelerate the completion of the $2.17 billion Mid-Coast Corridor transit trolley project, San Diego’s largest transportation infrastructure project to date.
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority: Served as disclosure counsel on The Bond Buyer’s 2019 ESG/Green Financing Deal of the Year, which was awarded for its $545 million offering Proposition C sales tax revenue bonds.
  • Los Angeles International Airport Automated People Mover Project: Served as bond counsel on The Bond Buyer’s 2018 Far West Deal of the Year, which was awarded for its $1.2 billion financing for the Los Angeles International Airport Automated People Mover Project.
  • New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NYMTA) and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA): Serving as bond counsel to the NYMTA (subway, bus, and commuter railroads) and TBTA (nine bridges and tunnels) for decades in connection with tens of billions of dollars of bonds and notes. In our role as bond counsel to the NYMTA and TBTA, we have advised on NYMTA’s and TBTA’s use of its many revenue streams, including statewide and regional sales taxes and tolls on the bridges and tunnels, to maximize its bonding capability. Most recently, the firm drafted the bond provisions of the new TBTA congestion tolling legislation, the first-in-the-nation congestion tolling program in order to leverage the congestion tolls and additional statewide and New York City sales taxes to finance transit and commuter projects.
  • Goethals Bridge Replacement: Served as lenders’ counsel in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt bonds to fund the replacement of the Goethals’ Bridge and the demolition of the existing bridge for the benefit of the concessionaire in connection with a public-private partnership transaction with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. This deal was awarded the 2014 Grand Prix winner and Best Road/Bridge/Tunnel Project by P3 Bulletin.
  • Iowa Fertilizer Corporation: Served as underwriter’s counsel on a project financing for a $1.8 billion nitrogen-based fertilizer production plant owned by Iowa Fertilizer Company LLC (IFC) and located in Lee County, Iowa. IFC is an affiliate of OCI N.V., a global nitrogen-based fertilizer producer and engineering and construction company based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The financing involved the issuance of $1.2 billion of non-investment grade, tax-exempt bonds through the Iowa Finance Authority—the largest such financing in the tax-exempt market in U.S. history. This deal was awarded Smith’s Research & Grading’s 2013 “Deal of the Year” and “High Yield Deal of the Year,” as well as Project Finance Magazine’s North American “Petrochemical Deal of the Year.”
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as its bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and swaps/derivatives counsel. The firm served as bond counsel to the Commonwealth in connection with issuance of over $1 billion in general obligation bonds from 2010 through 2013 in addition to its $1 billion Accelerated Bridge Program, which was selected as 2011 “Deal of the Year” by The Bond Buyer. Other entities we serve within the Commonwealth include Massachusetts School Building Authority, Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, University of Massachusetts Building Authority, and Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company.
  • Presence Health:Served as borrower’s counsel to Presence Health, which closed on a $1 billion offering of tax-exempt bonds through the Illinois Finance Authority.  This transaction restructured all of Presence Health’s outstanding indebtedness and resulted in significant debt service savings for this client. This deal was named “Deal of the Year” by the Bond Buyer for Health Care Financing in 2016.
  • Northwestern Memorial Healthcare:  Represented six commercial banks in connection with the restructuring of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare’s variable rate debt portfolio. The transaction involved approximately $600 million allocated among three direct purchases of tax-exempt bonds, six liquidity facilities, a taxable term loan and two revolving credit facilities. In addition, we represented a commercial paper dealer in connection with $100 million of taxable commercial paper issued by Northwestern Memorial Healthcare.
  • Whitney Museum of American Art:Served as institution’s counsel to the Whitney Museum of American Art, which closed on $125 million financing in a new bond issue through The Trust for Cultural Resources of the City of New York. The firm advised the institution on the structure of the fixed-rate bond issue. The financing, done on the museum’s own “A” rating, was one of 2011’s most noteworthy for New York cultural institutions. Proceeds of the issue were used to finance construction of the museum’s downtown facility in the Meatpacking District.
  • Municipal Power Authority:Served as special tax counsel on Smith’s Research & Gradings’s 2010 All Star Deal of the Year for the $2.62 billion Municipal Power Authority of Georgia Vogtle Power Plant.
  • Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Dulles Toll Road/Metrorail Extension: Since 2010, the firm has served as bond counsel in connection with the use of tolls on the Dulles Toll Road to finance the rail project providing for the Silver Line extension of the Washington Metrorail system to Dulles International Airport. We played a major role in structuring this financing in order to make the project financeable. Our role has included the negotiation of a TIFIA Loan, the securitization of a federal grant, the establishment of a commercial paper program and the issuance of additional and refunding debt.
  • San Francisco 49ers: Served as underwriter’s counsel in the syndicated construction loan for the San Francisco 49ers’ stadium. We were involved in the review and negotiation of the financing documents including the complex consent letter with the NFL as well as the first funding option provided by the NFL under the G-4 stadium financing resolution.

Has Covid-19 And Its Accelerated Work-From-Home Experiment Permanently Changed The Future Of Cities?

Forbes | July 31, 2020

In this contributed article, Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo discusses how COVID-19 and the forced work-from-home experiment may have permanently changed the future of cities as the epicenters of the economy.

SFO prepares bond refunding as airport rides out pandemic

Bond Buyer | July 30, 2020

This article about San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and its preparations for a $291 million bond refunding deal mentions NP as disclosure counsel. San Francisco partner Travis Gibbs and Los Angeles partner Dan Deaton and counsel Heather White, all of the Project Finance and Public Finance Group, advised on this matter.

Top muni bond counsel first half 2020

The Bond Buyer | July 15, 2020

This article on municipal bond counsel rankings lists Nixon Peabody among the top 10 bond counsel firms for the first half of the year.

SUNY seeks near-term relief with $328.5M bond deal

The Bond Buyer | July 13, 2020

This article, covering the State University of New York’s sale of $328.5 million in federally taxable dormitory facilities revenue bonds, mentions NP as bond counsel. New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Virginia Wong and counsel Abigail Sterling Olsen worked with SUNY on the bond sale, which is intended to offset expected declines in student housing revenue due to the pandemic.

COVID-19 Could Change the Future of Transit Funding

Rockefeller Institute of Government | July 07, 2020

In this article on how COVID-19 could impact transit funding, Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo is quoted for his outlook on ridership in the Bay Area.

“Execution Mode” – Tax equity scopes out carbon capture

Power Finance & Risk | July 02, 2020

New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner and Energy & Infrastructure Projects co-leader Ellen Friedman is quoted in this article for her outlook on how the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service’s recent guidance on 45Q tax credits will launch innovative carbon capture projects. Ellen is also mentioned for advising OGCI Climate Investments LLP to develop a large-scale carbon capture facility.

Airport P3s – Looking down the runway

Project Finance International | June 16, 2020

Project Finance & Public Finance partners Roddy Devlin, in New York, and Angelica Valencia, in Los Angeles, contributed this article on their outlook on P3s in the airport industry, and the downstream effect of COVID-19 on new project development.

GFOA members urge issuers to disclose coronavirus impacts

The Bond Buyer | June 05, 2020

This article quotes Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Dan Deaton on SEC guidance for disclosures and how the uncertainty caused by the pandemic has impacted the market.

SEC Chair Clayton provides guidance on coronavirus disclosure

Bond Buyer | April 23, 2020

In this article discussing SEC Chair Jay Clayton’s guidance on corporate disclosure during the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Dan Deaton provides commentary about how the virus is introducing complexities to disclosures across markets.

Five ways COVID-19 may impact the future of infrastructure and transportation

Forbes | March 31, 2020

The latest contributed column from Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo looks at how the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic could alter the infrastructure and transportation landscapes.

University of Chicago and several Illinois health systems prepping deals

The Bond Buyer | March 03, 2020

This article mentions Nixon Peabody as borrower’s counsel for NorthShore University Health System’s plan to sell new-money and refunding debt next week. Chicago Project Finance and Public Finance partner Julie Seymour and associate Gretchen Sherwood were the deal attorneys.

Solar Power Access: A Matter of Justice

Washington Lawyer | March 01, 2020

This in-depth profile of New Partners Community Solar features Nixon Peabody’s role in the project and quotes Washington, DC, Community Development Finance senior counsel Jeff Lesk and senior counsel Herb Stevens.

Taxable bond surge boosts Northeast volume

The Bond Buyer | February 21, 2020

This article about year-over-year rise in taxable bond volume noted that Nixon Peabody soared to second place from tenth in the list of top bond counsel in the Northeast.

Four mobility takeaways from CES 2020

Forbes | February 01, 2020

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo focuses his latest contributed column on several mobility-related takeaways from CES 2020, including the latest developments in autonomous vehicle adoption.

Member Spotlight: Jade Turner-Bond

National Association of Bond Lawyers | January 31, 2020

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance associate Jade Turner-Bond discusses her career, her hobbies, and the value of NABL membership in this Q+A.

Top muni bond counsel of 2019

The Bond Buyer | January 21, 2020

This story highlights Nixon Peabody is one of the top 10 firms for municipal bond counsel work in 2019.

Boomers exiting the suburbs could help transform infrastructure and land-use policy

Forbes | January 16, 2020

In his latest contributed column for Forbes, Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo explains how the coming wave of Baby Boomer retirements could change transportation habits and land-use trends.

It's a wrap: Munis end on a quiet note

The Bond Buyer | December 31, 2019

This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s role as bond counsel to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in its sale of green revenue bonds and bond anticipation notes.

Why Are L.A.’s Transit Numbers Dropping?

Forbes | December 19, 2019

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo authored this column about how a dearth of affordable housing close to public transit stops is one of the biggest factors contributing to a drop in L.A. transit ridership.

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank to sell water bonds

The Bond Buyer | December 02, 2019

This article highlights Nixon Peabody’s role as bond counsel in the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank’s planned sale of $154 million of refunding bonds.

The impact of California’s “independent contractor” law on the future of transportation

Forbes | November 21, 2019

Los Angeles Project Finance & Public Finance partner Rudy Salo, in his latest column for Forbes, breaks down the impact of California’s new “independent contractor” law, which makes ride-hailing workers, on-demand delivery drivers and others eligible for the same wages and benefits available to full-time employees.

Lots of muni supply in a short week as market to see $7.6B bonds, $1B+ notes

Bond Buyer | September 03, 2019

This roundup of municipal market news mentions Nixon Peabody for serving as bond counsel to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority in its sale of $1 billion of Series 2019D-1 transportation revenue bond anticipation notes.

First-half volume took a Northeast dip

The Bond Buyer | August 19, 2019

This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s ascension to the No. 2 spot in bond counsel rankings in the Northeast for the first half of the year.

San Francisco airport will price into market hungry for California paper

Bond Buyer | August 09, 2019

This article mentions Nixon Peabody’s role as disclosure counsel in San Francisco International Airport’s upcoming pricing of $1.2 million in revenue bonds.

Hawkins holds onto top underwriters counsel 1H ranking and Orrick once again on top of bond counsel 1H rankings

The Bond Buyer | July 17, 2019

Nixon Peabody is featured among the top 10 bond counsel and underwriter counsel in The Bond Buyer’s 2019 first-half rankings.

Could ‘beautiful clean coal’ be the next big thing in tax equity?

Power Finance & Risk | July 03, 2019

This story features New York City Project Finance and Public Finance partner Ellen Friedman discussing the view within the tax equity community about alternative investment structures for tax credits resulting from carbon capture activity. 

Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank to sell drinking water bonds

The Bond Buyer | June 12, 2019

This article mentions Nixon Peabody as bond counsel for the sale of $42.3 million in fixed-rate safe drinking water bonds.

Cook County mulls securitization as revenue bonds face pressure

The Bond Buyer | June 11, 2019

New York City Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy partner Robert Christmas is quoted in this story for his role as counsel to the city of Chicago in a tax securitization matter. Cook County may now emulate the securitization structure Chicago used.

Nixon Peabody boosts infrastructure reach through Squire Patton Boggs hires

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.

MWAA's Dulles Toll Road deal prices; more muni supply on the way next week

The Bond Buyer | June 06, 2019

This article mentions Nixon Peabody as bond counsel to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s sale of $164.31M revenue refunding bonds.

A deal to note: Los Angeles County sells $700M of TRANs in negotiated deal

The Bond Buyer | June 06, 2019

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this story as bond counsel to Loudon County, Virginia’s sale of $170.37 million in GO public improvement bonds.

How federal tax reform has impacted real estate

Governing.com | May 20, 2019

Los Angeles Public Finance and Project Finance partner Rudy Salo says the impact of federal tax reform, which included a $10,000 cap on the deduction for state and local taxes, on the real estate market has not been as dire as predicted.

FEC Chair Rips Peers For Nixing Thornton Donation Inquiry

The Bond Buyer | May 20, 2019

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for its work on an opinion on the tax-exempt status of A-2 and B-2 bonds to be offered as an exchange to holders of restructured COFINA bonds.

N.Y. MTA sells more than $1B of notes; CUSIP requests continue to increase

The Bond Buyer | May 17, 2019

This roundup of muni market activity highlights Nixon Peabody’s role as bond counsel in the MTA’s sale of bond anticipation notes to seven groups.

2019 Excellence in Law Award winners

The Daily Record | April 18, 2019

Several colleagues in Nixon Peabody’s Rochester office were recognized by the Daily Record as part of this year’s Excellence in Law Awards. Corporate counsel Anita Pelletier was named one of the Top Women in Law. Project Finance and Public Finance associate Jessica Paulin and Corporate associate Kat Murphy were chosen as Up and Coming Attorneys. Records coordinator Nancy Lopez was honored as an Unsung Legal Hero.

Career Tracker Lawyers on the Move

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.

Federal Tax Reform May Be Saving Money for States, Even High-Tax Ones

Governing.com | April 11, 2019

This article about the federal tax reform’s impact on states quotes Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo discussing the long-term effects it may have on government debt and how voters may react to bonds in the future.

Movers & Shakers

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.

Nixon Peabody hires two from Squire

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

IRS acknowledges some bond audits are erroneously selected

The Bond Buyer | March 11, 2019

This article recaps the recent National Association of Bond Lawyers panel on bond audits. Washington, DC Project Finance and Public Finance partner Bruce Serchuk, who served as the panel’s moderator, is quoted discussing best practices on when to send documents to the IRS.

Municipal bonds: The antidote for those retail investors on a low-SALT diet

The Bond Buyer | March 11, 2019

In a trends article on the municipal bond market, Nixon Peabody is mentioned as bond counsel to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s anticipated $750M sale of Series 2019A dedicated tax fund bond notes.

Municipal bond supply rises to $5.7B

The Bond Buyer | February 25, 2019

Nixon Peabody’s work as bond counsel to the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority in its sale of revenue bonds in two offerings is mentioned in this article.

Valencia named Nixon Peabody partner as her role expands

The Bond Buyer | February 12, 2019

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Angelica Valencia is featured in this story on her promotion to partner. Practice group leader Ken Lind is also quoted.

Train’s fate no deterrent: High-speed rail contracts proliferate

Los Angeles Business Journal | February 12, 2019

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo is quoted in this story about the benefits and accompanying uncertainty for small businesses involved in large-scale infrastructure projects.

Top muni bond counsel of 2018

The Bond Buyer | January 16, 2019

Nixon Peabody is listed as a top 10 muni bond counsel firm for 2018.

How driverless cars will reshape cities

Spectrum TV | January 08, 2019

Los Angeles Office Managing Partner Justin Thompson appeared in this live TV segment to discuss how the increasing number of driverless cars on the road will change the way cities operate.

Cannabis revenue is below California’s expectations, but growing

Bond Buyer | January 03, 2019

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo is quoted in this article on the medium-term outlook for cannabis businesses, which may get a boost from a variety of political factors that could lessen the federal government’s resistance to legalization.

Bond Buyer’s Top 10 of 2018

The Bond Buyer | December 20, 2018

The Bond Buyer’s story on the arrival of New York City Project Finance and Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin at Nixon Peabody was the third most-read article of 2018.

RFP issuance activity uptick

Power Finance & Risk | October 29, 2018

Albany Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rich Cogen is quoted in this article on the trend of increasing RFP activity for renewable energy projects, even in some unexpected states.

BAML, PFM maintain top positions in rankings in slower muni market

The Bond Buyer | October 04, 2018

Project Finance and Public Finance practice group leader Ken Lind, based in New York City, is quoted in this story on Q3 and Q4 bond issuance activity and the impact of the new Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR).

Design-build a vehicle to fix New York City’s highway to hell

Bond Buyer | October 01, 2018

New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin is quoted in this story about the advantages of using a design-build model for the pending reconstruction of a portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

Garden State law to advance P3s, but obstacles remain

Inframation News | October 01, 2018

New York City Project Finance & Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin is quoted in this article about new legislation in New Jersey designed to expand to state’s ability to improve infrastructure through P3 projects.

The Daily Record announces 2018 Attorneys of the Year

The Daily Record | September 25, 2018

Rochester Project Finance and Public Finance partner Bill Weir has been named as one of western New York’s “Leaders in Law” as part of The Daily Record’s 2018 Attorneys of the Year awards. Nixon Peabody also won the inaugural Pro Bono Award.

MTA deal leads municipal market into SOFR era, away from LIBOR

Bond Buyer | September 25, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article as co-bond counsel for a recent SOFR-linked offering of $107.3 million in bonds by New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Health systems' scale not linked to better revenue

Modern Healthcare | September 11, 2018

In this article on a study by Navigant Consulting that explores the size of health systems and their revenue, Chicago Project Finance and Public Finance partner Tom Fahey is quoted for his outlook on M&A activity.

New York's MTA plans $220 million green bond sale one week after downgrade

Bond Buyer | August 14, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article as co-bond counsel for a planned sale of $220 million of Series 2018B transportation revenue refunding green bonds by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Norton Rose Fulbright Bryan Rabbino named NY City GO co-bond counsel

Bond Buyer | July 31, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for its appointment to co-bond counsel to the New York City Municipal Water Authority.

How autonomous vehicles disrupt transportation planning

The Bond Buyer | July 26, 2018

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo is quoted in this article on how autonomous vehicles will impact the future of transportation planning.

Cautious welcome for NJ P3 bill

P3 Bulletin | July 25, 2018

New York City Project Finance and Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin is quoted in this article discussing a recent bill passed by New Jersey legislators that could increase the frequency of public-private partnership (P3) projects.

The Jetson effect on transportation

The Bond Buyer | July 23, 2018

Los Angeles Project Finance and Public Finance partner Rudy Salo provides his perspective on how driverless cars will impact mass transit planning in this Bond Buyer podcast.

Bond insurers, legal counsel shake off slow start as Assured, Orrick top rankings

The Bond Buyer | July 17, 2018

Nixon Peabody is listed among the Top 10 in bond counsel rankings for the first half in 2018 in this article analyzing trends in the municipal bond market.

LaGuardia AirTrain RFQ expected to be issued by year end

InfraAmericas | June 26, 2018

New York City public finance and project finance partner Roddy Devlin is quoted in this article discussing the advantages of using a public-private partnership to complete “key public projects that have to be brought in on schedule.”

U.S. airports on the runway

Project Finance International | June 25, 2018

Project Finance and Public Finance partner Roddy Devlin, together with group leader Ken Lind and partner Virginia Wong, all from New York City, contributed this article on the increasing usage of the P3 model in U.S. infrastructure projects.

Podcast: The art of the P3

The Bond Buyer | June 21, 2018

New York City public finance and project finance partner Roddy Devlin is a guest on the Bond Buyer podcast and shares his experience in public-private partnerships, infrastructure and design build; and discusses Nixon Peabody’s strength in the growing P3 sector.

Treasury IRS propose rules to facilitate investment in bond-financed infrastructure

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.”

Nixon Peabody scoops up P3, project finance pro in NY

Law360 | May 24, 2018

Media coverage of the arrival of New York City public finance and project finance partner Roderick “Roddy” Devlin continues with this profile in Law360, which highlights some of Roddy’s largest recent deals, including the $4 billion public-private partnership to upgrade New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

Nixon Peabody beefs up NY real estate group with new partner, new practice

American Lawyer | May 23, 2018

Affordable housing and real estate partner Erica Buckley and project finance and public finance partner Roddy Devlin are both quoted in this article announcing an expansion of our real estate practice in New York City.

Passenger growth helps spur San Francisco airport's newest bond offering

The Bond Buyer | May 06, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article as disclosure bond counsel for San Francisco International Airport, the seventh busiest airport in the world, which will issue $900 million in bonds this month.

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.

Time to express interest in federal water infrastructure loans

Law360 | April 28, 2018

San Francisco energy and environmental partner Alison Torbitt, New York City project finance partner Scott Singer and Rochester senior environmental health engineer Libby Ford co-wrote this article outlining an EPA loan program for new water infrastructure projects.

New remedial actions for tax-advantaged bonds and P3s

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.”

UConn schedules $300M sale of debt service commitment bonds

The Bond Buyer | April 15, 2018

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for serving as underwriters co-counsel to the of debt service commitment bonds to be issued by the University of Connecticut.

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the Move

Reuters Legal | March 25, 2018

This roundup of personnel moves in the legal industry mentions the recent appointment of New York City partner Ken Lind as public finance practice group leader.

MTA bringing $100 million to market in shadow of S&P downgrade

The Bond Buyer | March 20, 2018

This article about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) plan to sell $100 million in transportation revenue variable rate refunding bonds mentions Nixon Peabody as co-bond counsel for the sale.

Movers & Shakers

The Deal | March 19, 2018

This executive news roundup mentions the recent appointment of New York City partner Ken Lind as public finance practice group leader.

Career Tracker: Lawyers on the Move

Reuters Legal | March 18, 2018

New York City public finance practice group leader Ken Lind is included in this executive news roundup for his recent promotion.

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.

UConn sale of student fee revenue bonds to fund recreation center

The Bond Buyer | March 05, 2018

This article about the University of Connecticut’s plans to sell $152 million of UConn 2000 special obligation student fee revenue bonds and use the proceeds to build a student recreation center mentions Nixon Peabody for representing the underwriters.

Demand for Esports-Friendly Venues to Grow

GlobeSt.com | February 22, 2018

Los Angeles public finance partner Rudy Salo and Washington DC public finance associate Noah Lebowitz authored this column about the growing demand for esports venues and the opportunities it presents for communities and developers.

Public-private partnerships see limited application in NY

Rochester Business Journal | November 16, 2017

Rochester real estate partner Bruce Baker and New York City global finance counsel Alex Yim were quoted in this feature on the increasing use of public-private partnerships to fund projects in cities across the U.S.

NY MTA board weighs $573M deal to replace MetroCards

Bond Buyer | October 24, 2017

This article mentions Nixon Peabody for serving as co-bond counsel in New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s design-build agreement with Cubic Transportation Systems Inc. to replace MetroCards with a new fare payment system.

Nixon Peabody guides Keck Graduate Institute’s student housing project

Civic Business Journal | October 23, 2017

Los Angeles public finance partner Danny Kim is quoted in this article about a student housing development financing for Keck Graduate Institute for which Nixon Peabody served as bond counsel.

Florida utility borrowing $757 million to exit biomass power purchase contract

Bond Buyer | October 18, 2017

Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article as counsel to the underwriters in a deal involving the purchase of a Florida biomass facility.

Bond insurance counsel leaders show resilience

Bond insurance, counsel leaders show resilience | October 16, 2017

This article mentions Nixon Peabody for ranking among the top ten bond counsel in Q3.

Executive interview with Nixon Peabody attorney Rudy Salo

Civic Business Journal | October 15, 2017

This Q&A features Los Angeles public finance partner Rudy Salo and highlights his educational background, career, legal practice and his outlook on the public finance sector.

Chicago lays out $3 billion sales tax securitization plans for council

Bond Buyer | October 04, 2017

In this article on Chicago’s $3 billion sales tax securitization, which the city will use in four deals over the next several years, Nixon Peabody is mentioned for serving as bond counsel.

Contacts

Kenneth C. Lind

Partner
Team Leader, Project Finance and Public Finance

klind@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 212-940-3005

Daniel M. Deaton

Partner

ddeaton@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 213-629-6050

Bruce M. Serchuk

Partner

bserchuk@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 202-585-8267

Julie K. Seymour

Partner

jkseymour@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 312-977-4353

Virginia Wong

Partner

vwong@nixonpeabody.com

Phone: 212-940-3028

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