Bond has been engaged in public finance for more than 40 years and we are included in the "Red Book" (i.e., The Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace) as nationally recognized bond counsel. Our attorneys are active members of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and have participated in projects sponsored by the New York State Bar Association's Tax Section.
Bond is bond counsel for many New York municipalities, school districts, industrial development agencies and other public benefit corporations. We have issued approving legal opinions as bond counsel for many different types of bond issues, including general obligation bonds, capital appreciation bonds, revenue bonds, certificates of participation, "on behalf of" (63-20) local development corporation bonds, exempt private activity bonds and 501(c)(3) bonds, as well as taxable bond issues. These financings include fixed-rate bonds, variable rate demand bonds, commercial paper, letter of credit backed financings and financings secured by the major private bond insurers and FHA mortgage insurance.
Bond has represented numerous higher education institutions in financing transactions that include tax-exempt and taxable bond issuances through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and many different local development corporations and other conduit issuers. We have also been institution counsel for health care facilities involving a variety of credit structures, including obligated group financings using master trust indentures. In addition, Bond regularly serves as counsel to bond underwriters in public finance transactions and as trustee’s counsel on bond issuances and refunding transactions.
Why Bond, Schoeneck & King?
Public finance requires experience in many areas of the law. Bond is a full-service law firm with experience in all major areas of the law. We have the depth and breadth of experience to handle the variety of legal questions that arise in public finance transactions. In addition to our legal skills and experience, Bond offers two significant benefits to our public finance clients. First, with offices upstate in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse and Utica, and downstate in Long Island, New York City and Westchester, we are available on short notice to attend meetings, review financing plans and consult with parties to financing transactions anywhere in the state. Second, because of our locations across the state, our fees may be substantially less than those of firms that concentrate their practice in New York City.