What sets us apart?

  • We are one of only a few law firms in Massachusetts selected as approved bond counsel for the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency.
  • We have been listed since 1981 as bond counsel in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace (known as the “Red Book”), the industry’s comprehensive reference source.
  • We helped draft enabling legislation authorizing the issuance of tax-exempt special assessment bonds to finance local municipal infrastructure, which was enacted in 2012 as Chapter 23L of the Massachusetts General Laws.
Results

Closing deals
that open
opportunities.

  • Acted as counsel to the letter of credit bank and remarketing agent in the public offering of $37.5MM tax-exempt variable rate demand bonds. 
  • Acted as purchaser’s counsel for the conversion of $22.8MM publicly traded tax-exempt bonds from credit-enhanced variable rate obligations to bank purchase mode bonds. 
  • Acted as bond and agency counsel for $16.5MM financing of construction of new charter school facility, including $11MM in tax-exempt bonds and $5.5MM in subordinated USDA loans.
  • Served as bond counsel for a $42MM private placement of tax-exempt revenue bonds for a regional YMCA.
  • Represented a local college requiring a bond counsel opinion in a private business use issue relating to the use of college property by a for-profit educational institution.
  • Represented a non-profit community organization in a $7MM financing of the conversion of a former parochial school into a neighborhood community center, involving taxable and tax-exempt bonds, second mortgage, historic tax credits, state community service loan, and CDBG grant.
  • Acted as counsel for a state economic development agency and three eastern Massachusetts municipalities for the financing of the River’s Edge project in Malden, Medford, and Everett under the HUD Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program.
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