Economic Development Bonds



We know how to extract the most from tax-exempt borrowing for economic development and other projects, so borrowers reap the maximum benefits while issuers are protected and achieve their policy goals.

Our approach

The incentives offered through tax-exempt borrowing for economic development and other projects are an exceptional way for communities to provide capital to growing local employers.

We serve as bond, project and borrower’s counsel for many types of projects and clients, consistently documenting and closing deals valued in the billions of dollars. In all instances, our attorneys bring sensitivity to the diverse goals of the parties and the ability to help them find common ground.

Our multidisciplinary team gets the deal done—efficiently and effectively.

Industry knowledge and an understanding of the perspectives of differently situated parties, coupled with the creativity to suggest innovative approaches, enable Nixon Peabody attorneys to successfully close their transactions.

We navigate all the individual perspectives, approvals, needs and requirements to reach agreement on all issues and complete the transaction.

We work with

  • Hospitals
  • Colleges and universities
  • Continuing care retirement communities
  • Seniors housing and assisted living projects
  • Low-income housing
  • Group homes for the physically or mentally disabled
  • Primary and secondary schools
  • Nonprofit civic facilities
  • Factories, warehouses and distribution centers
  • Cogeneration facilities, waste-to-energy plants and other exempt facilities

First-half muni issuance was down in the Northeast

The Bond Buyer | August 18, 2017

This coverage notes Nixon Peabody’s jump from ninth to fourth place in Thomson Reuters’ list of top bond counsel for Northeast bond issuance for the first half of 2017.

  • Recognized by U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2016 as a national Tier 1 leader for Public Finance Law
  • “Deal of the Year” for Health Care Financing by The Bond Buyer for Presence Health Network 2016 bond offering
  • Consistently ranked by Thomson Reuters among the top bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel in the country, and among the most active disclosure and special tax counsel
  • Project Finance magazine’s “North America Leisure Deal of the Year 2006” for the financings in connection with Yankee Stadium and Citi Field
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