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  • Served as bond and disclosure counsel to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which issued the first ever green bond in the nation by a state entity.
  • Served as bond counsel to the Massachusetts School Building Authority with respect to issuing $1.4 billion of tax refunding (taxable) social bonds. This was the first public issue of social bonds in Massachusetts. Bond proceeds will be issued to create more equitable buildings.
  • Served as bond counsel to the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust on several series of green and sustainability bonds since 2016. This includes the first sustainability bond issuance for a state revolving fund, which proceeds funded projects statewide that adhere to the environmental and health standards of the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Served as bond counsel to Massachusetts State College Building Authority on a $91 million project revenue green bond.
  • Represented Boston Water and Sewer Commission as bond counsel on a new money and refinancing deal, including an advance refunding. We also served as outside counsel on labor, employment, retirement benefit, litigation and related matters having significant impact on the client's credit profile.
  • Serve as bond counsel to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in connection with new money and refunding bonds including “green bonds” used to finance a variety of environmentally beneficial projects.
  • Served as bond counsel and disclosure counsel in connection with a combination new money and refunding transaction in the total aggregate amount of $815 million. The Commonwealth issued two series of new money bonds in principal amount of $600 million to finance various capital projects of the Commonwealth and a refunding of $215 million. Each series was sold through a competitive process and ultimately sold to two different purchasers.
  • Served as bond counsel and disclosure counsel on a complex $1.5 billion revenue anticipation note transaction. The transaction was sold competitively and ultimately placed in 15 pieces to 10 different purchasers.
  • Served as co-bond counsel to the Brooklyn Arena Local Development Corporation in the refinancing of certain bonds issued for the construction of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The Barclays Center is home to the Brooklyn Nets and New York Islanders and serves as a venue for other entertainment, cultural, sporting and civic events.
  • Served as bond counsel to the Maine Turnpike Authority for decades, most recently in connection with the financing of a portion of the Authority’s capital plan, including with respect to widening and extending the toll road and modernizing the toll technology. We also worked with the Authority to address proposed legislation that would eliminate the existence of the Authority.
  • Serving as bond counsel to the MBTA since 1995, recently our work has included closing on a federal loan for a $450 million project creating a subordinated debt program and assisting in the issuance of both short term and long-term debt under that program. This included the first issuance of a governmental entity of “Sustainability Bonds” that promote green and accessibility projects.
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Mintz has a decades-long bond counsel relationship with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mintz served as bond counsel and disclosure counsel on an $815 million new money and refunding transaction and a $1.5 billion note transaction for the state.
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Mintz serves as bond counsel to the New York State Housing Finance Agency in connection with multiyear, multimillion-dollar development projects in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Agency bonds funded affordable housing at the historic 19th century Domino Sugar plant in Brooklyn.
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Mintz serves as bond counsel to the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank. Mintz helped the bank design and implement a new financing structure for the Vermont State Colleges System by advising on disclosure statements, preparing audits for the IRS and addressing tax issues.