Municipal Financing. We are bond counsel to cities, counties, towns and villages throughout upstate New York, including the Cities of Auburn, Rome, Troy and Utica, Greene County, Jefferson County, Rensselaer County, Town of Camillus, Town of Champlain, Town of Clifton Park, Town of Hannibal, Town of Henderson, Town of Sennett, Town of Springport, Village of Camillus, Village of Marcellus and Village of Pleasantville, among others. We handle traditional general obligation bond and note issues, as well as less traditional financing vehicles such as tax-exempt equipment leases, certificates of participation and tobacco bond issues. We also have extensive experience representing municipalities in financings through the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) and the United States Department of Agricultural, Rural Development.
School District Financing. We are bond counsel for more than 20 New York School Districts, including Cato-Meridian, Jamesville-DeWitt, Marcellus, North Syracuse, Utica City, Oswego City, Valley Central, West Genesee and Westhill School Districts and several BOCES. Our bond counsel services include preparation of propositions and other authorizing proceedings, review of disclosure materials, preparation of financing documents, and issuance of our approving legal opinion on the financing. We have also represented our school district clients in financings of energy performance contracts and equipment leases, and in pooled financings through the New York State Dormitory Authority (DASNY). We also assisted school districts in refinancing outstanding bonds to adjust debt service payments to coincide with new building aid amortization rules of the State of New York.
College and University Financing. We have extensive experience as bond counsel or institution counsel in financings through local Industrial Development Agencies, Local Development Corporations and the New York State Dormitory Authority for college and university facilities. In recent years, we have been bond counsel in financings for Syracuse University, Utica College, Le Moyne College, Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). We have also served as institution counsel in connection with Dormitory Authority financings for Ithaca College, Hamilton College and Hartwick College.
Health Care Financing. We have been bond counsel or institution counsel in tax exempt bond financings for health care facilities involving a variety of credit structures, including obligated group financings using master trust indentures and financings secured by FHA mortgage insurance, letters of credit and municipal bond insurance. Representative clients include Community General Hospital of Greater Syracuse, Crouse Health Hospital, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Chenango Memorial Hospital.
Non-Profit Facility Financing. We have issued approving legal opinions for Industrial Development Agency civic facility bonds issued for many non-profit organizations in Upstate New York. For example, we were bond counsel in civic facility financings for Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute and Mohawk Valley Handicapped Services in Utica, Adirondack Historical Association (the Adirondack Museum), Potsdam Auxiliary and College Educational Services at SUNY Potsdam, the Museum of Science & Technology in Syracuse and the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Albany, among others.
Manufacturing and Other Exempt Facility Financing. We have served as bond counsel for a variety of bond issues on behalf of for-profit enterprises, including manufacturing facilities, solid waste disposal facilities and airport facilities, among others.
Public Authority Financing. We have been bond counsel to the Development Authority of the North Country since the Development Authority was established in 1985 to finance infrastructure improvements in connection with the expansion of Fort Drum. We have represented the Development Authority in financings of landfill, water pollution control and similar facilities pursuant to the Authority's Master Trust Indenture, including several current and advance refundings. We also have experience representing water authorities, solid waste management authorities and other public authorities issuing revenue bonds to finance public facilities.
Housing Finance. We are bond counsel to several local housing authorities, including the Syracuse Housing Authority, in connection with the financing of low and moderate income residential facilities. We also represent real estate developers in connection with housing projects financed with tax-exempt bonds, providing tax and business law services to developers.
Community College Residence Hall Projects. As counsel to Onondaga Community College (OCC), Bond was extensively involved in the development and financing of OCC's original residence halls in 2005 and OCC's newest residence halls scheduled to open in 2012. Our services included organizing and structuring a non-profit local development corporation to finance, own and operate the residence halls, serving as bond counsel and/or institution counsel in connection with several financing transactions and counseling OCC regarding a variety of legal matters regarding the residence hall development project.
Library Financing. Bond has substantial experience with tax-exempt bond financings for public library facilities. We have served as bond counsel and/or library counsel in connection with financings for the Salina Free Library, Oswego School District Public Library, Onondaga Free Library, Marcellus Free Library, Manlius Free Association Library and Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library District.