Our Public Finance Practice, a national leader for more than 25 years, takes a client-oriented approach, tailoring its comprehensive public finance services to meet each client’s needs. The bond practice is conducted by approximately 20 professionals from its offices in Boston, Washington, DC, and New York, in addition to lawyers in the firm’s Real Estate, Health Law, Commercial Law, Environmental, Federal Regulation, and Litigation Practices.

Mintz Levin’s clients also benefit from our established a network of issuers, underwriters, institutional investors, borrowers, and other market participants. As well, our extensive financing experience and legal knowledge — including federal tax law, securities law, and state statutory and constitutional provisions — enable us to help our clients reach their financing goals.

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Portrait of Leonard Weiser-VaronLeonard Weiser-Varon
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Len is a Member based in the firm’s Boston office. His works primarily in the Public Finance Practice and focuses on all aspects of municipal and corporate debt finance. An active panelist on securities and constitutional law matters and on Section 529 programs, Len has published numerous articles, edited finance-related textbooks, and received recognition as one of the top public finance lawyers in Massachusetts in a peer survey by Massachusetts Super Lawyers.

 

Our Contributors
Portrait of Meghan BurkeMeghan Burke
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Meghan is the head of the Public Finance Section and Chair of the Education Practice at the firm. She has extensive experience in public finance and public agency representation, serving as bond counsel and as counsel to underwriters, borrowers, trustees, and purchasers in connection with tax-exempt and taxable general obligation and revenue financings related to transportation, education, health care, economic development, project finance and environmental.

 

Portrait of Charles CareyCharles Carey
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Charles is a Member based in the firm’s Boston and New York offices. He has extensive experience in taxable and tax-exempt revenue bond financings. He has broad experience in the areas of general revenue bonds and disclosure. He has assisted various clients in connection with cross-border investments, including investments in offshore limited liability corporations and partnerships. He is a frequent speaker on disclosure and multifamily housing projects and is also a member of the National Council of State Housing Agencies’ Disclosure Task Force.

 

Portrait of Elissa Flynn-PoppeyElissa Flynn-Poppey
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Elissa is a Member based in the firm’s Boston office. She practices in the Public Finance and Litigation Practice and chairs the firm’s Government Law Practice. Before joining the firm, Elissa was deputy legal counsel to Governor Mitt Romney. She is also active in the firm’s pro bono practice for which she was awarded the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service 2010 Public Service Award.

 

photo-ann-ellen.jpgAnn-Ellen Hornidge
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Ann-Ellen is a Member in the firm’s Boston office practicing in the Public Finance Practice. She serves as counsel to mutual fund companies, investment advisory firms, insurance companies, asset management companies, hedge funds, and other institutional investors, in connection with their investment in fixed-income securities. A frequent author, speaker, and conference organizer on distressed debt topics, she has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer in multiple years.

 

Portrait of Bill KannelBill Kannel
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Bill is the Section Head for the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Practice. His practice focuses primarily on commercial law, workouts, and corporate reorganization. Bill has represented various institutional lenders, indenture trustees, bondholders, and other creditors, debtors, and trustees in all manner of insolvency proceedings in courts throughout the United States.

 

Portrait of Lindsay LeoneLindsay Leone
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Lindsay is an Associate in the firm’s Boston office. As part of the Public Finance Practice, Lindsay has assisted in serving as disclosure counsel to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and as trustee’s counsel in bond default matters related to housing. Additionally, she has experience working on financings for the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank and making continuing disclosure filings on EMMA. During law school, she was a note editor for the Boston University Public Interest Law Journal.

 

Christie Martin, Mintz LevinChristie Martin
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Christie is a Member of the Public Finance Practice and is based in the firm’s Boston office. She provides advice and counsel in connection with the tax-exempt financing of projects for public and nonprofit organizations, with a focus on municipal finance–related federal tax law relevant to the issuance of general obligation bonds, qualified 501(c)(3) private activity bonds, exempt facility bonds, tax revenue anticipation, and other working capital bonds and tax credit bonds.

 

Portrait of Colin McNieceColin McNiece
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Colin is an Associate in the firm’s Boston office and focuses on public finance matters such as tax-exempt and taxable financings. Serving as bond counsel, borrower’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and bank counsel, Colin has advised clients on financings related to housing, transportation, higher education, health care, economic development, and project finance. Before attending law school, Colin served as the director of economic development and chief planner for Lowell, Massachusetts.

 

Portrait of Rich MocheRich Moche
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Rich is a Member in the firm’s Boston office and is Division Head for the firm’s Public Finance, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, and Environmental Sections. He is also a member of the firm’s governing Policy Committee as well as its Compensation Committee. Rich primarily represents mutual funds, indenture trustees, private equity funds, and insurance companies in tax-exempt bond transactions, focusing in the area of high-yield securities in both workout and new money transactions.

 

Portrait of Colleen MurphyColleen Murphy
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Colleen is a Member in the firm’s Boston office. Her practice involves the representation of mutual fund companies, investment advisory firms, and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in tax-exempt securities, both new money and workout transactions. She also has experience in public finance and public agency representation, serving as bond counsel and as counsel to underwriters and borrowers in connection with tax-exempt general obligation and revenue financings.

 

Portrait of Matt PageMatthew Page
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Matt is an Associate based in the firm’s Boston office. He has represented issuers, conduit borrowers, underwriters, and remarketing agents in tax-benefited revenue and general obligation bond financings. Matt’s work on complex financings has included multiple Federal Highway Grant Anticipation bonds, large state revolving fund and Recovery Zone Economic Development bonds, and the 2012 Bond Buyer deal of the year for the Northeast region.

 

Portrait of Poonam PatidarPoonam Patidar
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Poonam Patidar is a Member in the firm’s Boston office. Her practice focuses on representing governmental clients and underwriters with respect to the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable financings related to transportation, higher education, health care, economic development, project finance, water, and wastewater. She also represents indenture trustees and institutional investors in workout and restructuring transactions, focusing in the area of high-yield securities. Poonam was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for four consecutive years, from 2009 through 2012.

 

Portrait of John RegierJohn Regier
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John is a Member in the firm’s Boston office. He advises the firm on ethics and professional responsibility matters. He was also responsible for developing and implementing its pro bono policy, and chaired the firm’s Pro Bono Committee for four years. He has acted as bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel in a wide variety of tax-exempt bond transactions, including financings for public higher education, transportation, public schools, and water and wastewater treatment.

 

Portrait of Greg SandomirskyGreg Sandomirsky
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Greg is a Member in the firm’s Boston office. A senior Member in the Public Finance Practice, he managed the practice from its inception through mid-2007, served on the firm’s Executive Committee from 1985 to 1998, and managed the Business & Finance Practice from 1996 to 1999. Greg has had extensive experience with debt financing, new enterprise formation, and governmental and corporate reorganization.

 

Portrait of Miyoko SatoMiyoko Sato
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Miyoko is a Member in the firm’s Boston office. Her practice primarily involves representation of mutual fund companies, investment advisory firms, insurance companies, and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in tax-exempt securities. Her particular focus is in the area of high-yield, tax-exempt securities, in both new money and workout transactions.

 

Portrait of Mike SoletMike Solet
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Mike is a Member in the firm’s Boston office. He practices in the Tax and Public Finance Practices and has tax responsibility in connection with the firm’s role as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and purchaser’s counsel on state and local bond issues. Mike served as a tax-exempt bond representative on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee on Tax-Exempt and Government Entities, a committee he chaired from 2007 to 2008.

 

Portrait of Rachel WeisblattRachel Weisblatt
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Rachel is an associate in the firm’s Boston office. Her practice in public finance encompasses a wide variety of matters related to distressed debt, bondholder and trustee representation, and underwriting on tax-exempt financings. During law school, Rachel was a Staff Writer for the Boston College Law Review.