Mr. Mayer has been a practicing public finance attorney for over 30 years, and has been actively and continuously involved in New Jersey public finance transactions since 1984. He has served as bond counsel to the State of New Jersey, to various state, bi-state and regional authorities, to counties and county authorities, to municipalities and municipal authorities, and to boards of education and fire districts. He has represented national and regional investment banking firms. He has experience with general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, private activity bonds, and certificate of participation financings and the related state, tax and securities law requirements.
Mr. Mayer has extensive and detailed knowledge of New Jersey's Local Bond Law. He has prepared and reviewed numerous bond ordinances and the records of proceedings pertaining to their adoption, has prepared applications for and appeared regularly before the Local Finance Board, and has participated in bond anticipation note, special emergency note, tax anticipation note, tax appeal refunding note, emergency note, bond, refunding bond and fiscal year adjustment bond financings on behalf of municipalities located throughout the State. Mr. Mayer has served as bond counsel for various borrowers through the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust financing program, and has served as bond counsel in connection with the dissolution of local authorities.
Mr. Mayer also has extensive experience in connection with board of education, improvement authority and utility authority bond financings.
Mr. Mayer has been the responsible attorney for a majority of the firm's municipal bond counsel transactions over the last twenty (20) years.
$29,390,000 Borough of Edgewater Bond Anticipation Notes, consisting of $28,972,000 General Capital Bond Anticipation Notes, and $418,000 Marina Utility Bond Anticipation Notes. This was a competitively bid, combined new money/refunding issue that closed on July 21, 2016.
$9,745,000 City of Elizabeth General Improvement Refunding Bonds, Series 2016. This was a negotiated refunding issue that closed on June 15, 2016.
$17,460,000 New Jersey Water Supply Authority Manasquan Reservoir Water Supply System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2016. This was a competitive refunding issue that closed on May 12, 2016.
$16,900,000 Township of Millstone School District Refunding Bonds, Series 2016. This was a negotiated refunding issue that closed on April 19, 2016.
$6,854,050 City of Elizabeth General Obligation Bonds, Series 2012 (New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust Financing Program, Midtown Area Storm and Sanitary Sewer Project) that closed on May 3, 2012. In 2012 DeCotiis was selected as a "Savior of the Environment" by the New Jersey Alliance for Action for its work as local bond counsel to the City of Elizabeth on this New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust project.
In addition to his legal career, Mr. Mayer also spent several years as a Social Security Administration Claims Representative, and as a Special Education teacher working with autistic children. He served as a member and president of the Point Pleasant Beach Board of Education and was instrumental in the creation of the Point Pleasant Beach Public Education Foundation. In 2011, Mr. Mayer was elected as a Councilman in Point Pleasant Beach.
Mr. Mayer is a 1975 graduate of Monmouth University, where he received a B.A. in Psychology, was a member of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology, and the recipient of the Randenberg Award for Academic Excellence. He received his J.D. magna cum laude from the Florida State University College of Law. While a law student, he interned for Judge William Stafford of the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, Florida. He is a native and lifetime resident of New Jersey, and a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the American College of Bond Counsel. He has completed several of the course requirements for designation as a certified New Jersey municipal finance officer.
New Jersey (1982)
Professional Memberships, Associations and Activities:
New Jersey State Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers