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John R. Regier

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Boston
617.348.1720



Education

  • Yale University (JD, 1976)
  • University of Kansas (BA, 1971)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

John’s practice focuses on public finance and public agency representation. He has acted as bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel in a wide variety of tax-exempt bond transactions, including financings for public higher education, transportation, public schools, and water and wastewater treatment.

Since 1984, he has been principally responsible for all legal services rendered by the firm to the State Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including service as bond counsel and disclosure counsel. He is particularly knowledgeable about the legislative process (and legislative drafting) and the Massachusetts Constitution (particularly the provisions relating to pledging the state’s credit).

John has also served for many years as one of the ethics partners in the firm, advising on professional responsibility matters. He was primarily responsible for developing and implementing Mintz Levin’s pro bono policy and chaired the firm’s Pro Bono Committee from 1986 to 1990.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Band 1) – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (2012 – 2014) 
  • Best Lawyers in America: Public Finance Law (2008 – 2011)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, WGBH Overseers Advisory Board
  • Past chair, WGBH Community Advisory Board
  • Vice chairman, United Methodist Foundation of New England
  • Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Association
  • Trustee, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation
  • Treasurer and a trustee, Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Co-chair, Boston Bar Association Task Force on Multi-Disciplinary Practice (2000 – 2001)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers