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Market volatility and a shifting regulatory environment have led to increasing complexity in the field of public finance. Our team has the insight and proven experience to navigate these storm-tossed waters for a broad spectrum of private entities involved in government and tax-exempt financing.

We serve as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, borrower's counsel and trustee's counsel in connection with tax-exempt bonds and similar financings. Our financed projects include airports and other transportation industry infrastructure, housing and commercial real estate development, wastewater treatment facilities, sludge handling facilities and drinking water projects, environmental infrastructure, and facilities for healthcare and higher education.

As bond counsel, our lawyers assist borrowers and other entities in securing financing for diverse development projects. This includes financing landfill closure and cleanup of brownfields and contaminated properties, as well as water quality justified land acquisition, construction and upgrades of storm water management systems.

As underwriter’s counsel, our team has advised on a host of financings on behalf of numerous underwriting firms including Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Citi, RBC and Merrill Lynch. Issuers range from the State of New Jersey, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority, New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority, New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund and New Jersey Transit Authority to various municipal and county government and utility authorities.

Our lawyers provide practical strategies for borrowers pursuing government financing. We represented Seton Hall University in its financing of a new science center, as well as a unit of Railroad Construction Company Inc. regarding the issuance of New Jersey Economic Development Authority bonds.

The group also serves as corporate trust counsel related to numerous project financings for leading financial institutions. This roster includes Wells Fargo., U.S. Bank, BNY Mellon, TD Bank and M&T Bank. 

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