One client recently said of Steve, "In my opinion, he's the best bond lawyer in the business.  We look for every opportunity to get him involved."

Biography – View PDF Bio

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1975
  • New Hampshire, 1976
  • Rhode Island, 1990
  • U.S. District Courts
    • New Hampshire: District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Lawyer of the Year, Public Finance Law (Boston), 2020
    • Public Finance Law, 2015-2020
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Corporate/Commercial Finance, 2016-2019

Education & Honors

  • Boston University, J.D., cum laude, 1975
  • Amherst College, B.A., cum laude, 1969

Experience

  • Serves as counsel to borrowers, investment bankers, credit facility providers, bond purchasers, and corporate trustees as well as bond counsel.
  • Assists his clients in all aspects of public finance including federal and state tax issues, securities matters, and derivative transactions.
  • Represents borrower clients, including colleges and universities, independent schools, hospitals, health systems, nursing care and senior living facilities, student loan programs, social service agencies, and cultural institutions.

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Panel Chair, “Financings of Charter Schools: Issues and Opportunities,” National Association of Bond Lawyers, Bond Attorneys Workshop (2018)
  • Panel Chair, “Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law – Qualified 501(c)(3) Bonds,” National Association of Bond Lawyers (2018)
  • Panelist, “Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law – Tying It All Together,” National Association of Bond Lawyers (2018)
  • Panelist, “Refundings and Reissuance” and “Interest Rate Swaps,” National Association of Bond Lawyers, Bond Attorneys Workshop (2016, 2017)
  • Panel Chair, “Exploring the Pricing Process,” National Association of Bond Lawyers, Tax and Securities Law Institute Joint Panel (2016).
  • Panelist, “Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law - Arbitrage and Rebate," National Association of Bond Lawyers, (2013, 2014, 2016).
  • Panelist, “Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law - Leases and Other Non-Traditional Financings,” National Association of Bond Lawyers, (2016).
  • Panelist, “Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law – Qualified 501(c)(3) Bonds,” National Association of Bond Lawyers, (2016). 
  • Panel Chair, “Tax-Exempt Bonds – Issues for Nonprofit Borrowers,” New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority Borrower Seminar, (2015). 
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