Solving Public Finance Matters For Government Entities
Public finance is a complex, ever-changing field. The DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, public finance attorneys provide clients with a unique, exceptionally effective combination of the three things a top-flight public finance practice demands: experience, innovation and service.
Our senior public finance attorneys all have a minimum track record of 20 years of public finance work. The team has been involved in virtually every form of public finance, in every conceivable capacity. The remarkable depth and breadth of our practice history ensures that projects are overseen by a seasoned lawyer who is focused on one thing: results.
A Reputation For Skilled Counsel In Government
Our public clients have included:
- The state of New Jersey and many of its independent authorities and bi-state agencies
- Counties, municipalities and their respective independent authorities
- Local boards of education
- Local fire districts
- Government-sponsored “on behalf of” organizations
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, consists of exceptionally experienced attorneys whose specialized skills in the government law arena allow them to bring a remarkable depth of knowledge to each new project, and to deliver comprehensive, full-service support.
Facilitating Transactions And Other Financial Needs
We have participated in an exceptionally wide range of transactions, including:
- General obligation bonds
- Certificates of participation and lease revenue bonds
- State “subject to appropriation” contract-based bonds
- Pooled loan and lease transactions
- Installment sale agreements
- Revenue bonds, including bonds issued for multifamily housing projects, solid waste facilities, hospitals and nursing homes, continuing care retirement centers, colleges and schools, and various other charitable and for-profit entities
We have also assisted issuers in negotiating credit and liquidity support, governmental subsidies, investment agreements (including repurchase, float and forward sale agreements) and interest rate swap arrangements. We have served clients in every capacity – as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and borrower’s counsel.
In addition to bond work, our attorneys have assisted public and private clients in a diverse array of related areas such as privatization of public systems and facilities; municipal sales of property tax receivables or tax levy; seeking and obtaining state debt service assistance; drafting and lobbying relating to new bond financing legislation; preparation of redevelopment plans and negotiations of property tax abatements and exemptions; maintenance of tax-exempt status in connection with changes in use; workouts following defaults; and the negotiation of various contracts related to bond issues.
The scope of our experience allows us to devise singularly innovative solutions and approaches when a transaction requires it. We approach each project with an appreciation for the unique needs and objectives of the client and structure the transaction accordingly. When appropriate, this can even mean inventing a whole new form of transaction. As an example, we have frequently created new finance vehicles for our clients, such as leasing pools or solar energy financing projects.
Helping You Reach Timely Results
Our experience and innovation is delivered with an unmatched degree of service and responsiveness. Too often, public finance work is unnecessarily slow, and cases are overstaffed. At DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP, we staff our projects efficiently, and we move quickly and strive to get out in front of situations – and stay there.
We are responsive – calls get returned, emails get responses, questions get answers. We are also proactive and strive to think three moves ahead. Call 201-928-1100 or complete the intake form to schedule a meeting with a qualified public finance lawyer.