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  • Represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as bond counsel and disclosure counsel on this combined new money/advance refunding issue involving General Obligation Bonds, Consolidated Loan of 2016, Series F (Green Bonds) (Federally Taxable), and General Obligation Refunding Bonds, 2016 Series B. The transaction featured the Commonwealth’s third issuance of “green bonds” to finance a variety of environmentally beneficial projects, with the green bonds being sold as taxable bonds to maintain maximum flexibility with respect to private sector involvement with the financed projects.
  • 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.
  • Served as bond counsel to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in connection with new money/advance 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 bond counsel to the Massachusetts School Building Authority with respect to its $395 million subordinated dedicated sales tax bonds. The proceeds were used by the Authority to repay its commercial paper program that was expiring. Proceeds of the commercial paper program were used to make grants for school construction. This was the first subordinate lien transaction done for the Authority outside of the context of direct subsidy bonds.
  • Serving as counsel to Boston College on all financing matters for over 20 years, including recently in connection with the potential issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at the College.
  • Served as bond and borrower counsel to College of the Holy Cross in connection with refunding bonds and bank line of credit amendments.
  • Serving as bond counsel for the development of 325 Kent Avenue Housing Revenue Bonds, including the redevelopment of the Domino Sugar Site in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Serving as bond counsel for the development of the Manhattan West Residential Housing Revenue Bonds, a project that began in 2015.
  • 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.
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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 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.
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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.