Nixon Peabody’s Public Finance group has a national reputation for innovative work in financing a wide range of municipal and infrastructure projects—from mass transit and hospitals to baseball stadiums, student loans, public power and housing.
We are consistently ranked among the nation’s top bond, underwriter’s and disclosure counsel in dollar value of bonds issued.
As part of one of the largest public finance practices in the U.S., our attorneys provide knowledge, versatility and creativity to clients for any financing need, including assistance with federal tax law issues.
The Daily Record | April 19, 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.
Reuters Legal | April 15, 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.
Governing.com | April 12, 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.
The Deal | April 08, 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 04, 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
The Bond Buyer | December 21, 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.
The Bond Buyer | October 05, 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).
Bond Buyer | October 02, 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.
Inframation News | October 02, 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 | September 26, 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.
Bond Buyer | September 26, 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.
Modern Healthcare | September 12, 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.
Bond Buyer | August 15, 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.
Bond Buyer | August 01, 2018
Nixon Peabody is mentioned in this article for its appointment to co-bond counsel to the New York City Municipal Water Authority.
The Bond Buyer | July 27, 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.
P3 Bulletin | July 26, 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 Bond Buyer | July 24, 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.
The Bond Buyer | July 18, 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.
InfraAmericas | June 27, 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.”
Project Finance International | June 26, 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.
The Bond Buyer | June 22, 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.
Bond Buyer | June 12, 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 | May 25, 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.
American Lawyer | May 24, 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.
The Bond Buyer | May 07, 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 | May 07, 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.
Law360 | April 29, 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.
Law360 | April 20, 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.”
The Bond Buyer | April 16, 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.
Reuters Legal | March 26, 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.
The Bond Buyer | March 21, 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.
The Deal | March 20, 2018
This executive news roundup mentions the recent appointment of New York City partner Ken Lind as public finance practice group leader.
Reuters Legal | March 19, 2018
New York City public finance practice group leader Ken Lind is included in this executive news roundup for his recent promotion.
The Bond Buyer | March 15, 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.
The Bond Buyer | March 06, 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.
GlobeSt.com | February 23, 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.
Rochester Business Journal | November 17, 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.
Bond Buyer | October 25, 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.
Civic Business Journal | October 24, 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.
Bond Buyer | October 19, 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 | October 17, 2017
This article mentions Nixon Peabody for ranking among the top ten bond counsel in Q3.
Civic Business Journal | October 16, 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.
Bond Buyer | October 05, 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.
MetroWest Daily News | July 21, 2017
This article features the arrival of Boston public finance counsel John Fernandes to Nixon Peabody. The coverage mentions that John was introduced to the firm through public finance partner Jim Vallee and quotes Boston office managing partner Ruth Silman.
Trustee | June 30, 2017
Chicago public finance partner Thomas Fahey authored this column about how nonprofit community hospital board members should consider duty of care and duty of loyalty to guide decisions regarding joining larger health systems.
Bond Buyer | June 16, 2017
Los Angeles public finance partner Chuck Wolf is quoted in this article about the city’s first bond sale as a result of Proposition HHH.
Law360 | April 28, 2017
This article mentions recent leadership promotions at the firm including David Brown, Jared Lusk, Jim Vallee, Graham Beck, Kathleen Ceglarski Burns, Emily Crandall Harlan, Daniel Gibbons, Linda Huber, Ilana Kameros, Haydon Keitner, Darren Miller, Neal Pandozzi, Edward Puerta, Stephen Reil, and Elizabeth Young.
Civic Business Journal | April 03, 2017
This Q&A with Los Angeles public finance partner Danny Kim highlights why he made the move to Nixon Peabody as well as his legal background and interests.
Law360 | March 13, 2017
Public finance partners Julie Seymour (Chicago), Liz Columbo (New York) and Dan Deaton (Los Angeles) published a contributed article on the SEC’s proposed amendment to Exchange Act Rule 15c2-12 and what it could mean for market participants.
The Bond Lawyer | March 01, 2017
Los Angeles public finance counsel Heather White authored this article about general obligation capital appreciation bonds (CABs) issued by California and Texas school districts.
The Bond Buyer | January 26, 2017
Nixon Peabody is noted in this article as the 6th most active underwriter’s counsel in 2016.
The Bond Buyer | January 24, 2017
This article notes Nixon Peabody as co-bond counsel for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) upcoming transactions which include issuing transportation revenue BANS as well as dedicated tax fund bonds.
The Bond Buyer | November 23, 2016
Nixon Peabody is noted as representing the underwriters in the deal involving the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority and its upcoming plan to sell $400 million of bonds.
The Bond Buyer | October 26, 2016
This article is about New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) derivatives program and its recent $632 million closing of Series 2016D transportation revenue refunding bonds. Nixon Peabody is mentioned as co-bond counsel on the deal.
The Bond Buyer | September 23, 2016
Los Angeles public finance partner Rudy Salo is quoted in this feature story discussing the struggle facing dealers as they try to comply with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's proposed markup disclosure requirements.
The Bond Buyer | September 21, 2016
Los Angeles public finance partner Rudy Salo is recognized among The Bond Buyer’s 2016 Rising Stars.
The Bond Buyer | September 13, 2016
This article discusses that the Port of Los Angeles will price a nearly $220M revenue bond financing—representing the first green bond sale by a port. Nixon Peabody is noted as bond counsel.
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