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Public Finance

A National Leader with a Network of Long-Standing Client Relationships

Public finance transactions require navigation of a unique mix of specialized tax, securities and governmental law provisions, often against a backdrop of political pressures and media scrutiny. While other prominent firms have de-emphasized their public finance practices due to these complexities, we remain committed to ours. We focus attention on those aspects of a transaction that are of true importance to our clients, while assisting our clients in streamlining the various stages of a financing and avoiding or minimizing wheel-spinning by other transaction participants. We help clients achieve their strategic objectives.

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Our Experience

Case Study

Mintz served as bond counsel, finance counsel, and program counsel on the issuance of four tranches of revenue bonds in June 2024 by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, which totaled more than $475 million.

Many Prominent Institutions

Served as bond and/or borrower's counsel to many of New England's prominent health care and higher education institutions.

Case Study

A cross-practice Mintz team, led by several Public Finance Members, assisted Mass General Brigham in a $460 million publicly offered tax-exempt bond financing. The transaction marked the not-for-profit, integrated health care system’s return to the public debt market after nearly four years.

Areas of Focus

Our Approach

A group of knowledgeable, client-friendly and effective problem-solvers with a national reputation for structuring and implementing complex bond transactions, restructuring and resolving problematic debt structures, and assisting public sector clients with finance-related issues.

​Leader in the Field

As a seasoned leader in the area of public finance, Mintz has established a network of long-standing relationships with issuers, underwriters, institutional investors, borrowers, financial advisors, corporate trustees, credit enhancers, rating agencies, consultants and other market participants. We are one of the few public finance firms with a major presence in representing issuers as well as institutional investors in both new transactions and distressed transactions. We bring the perspective of the bond purchasers to our representation of bond issuers and underwriters, and the likely perspective of the “sell side” to our representation of bond purchasers. Our distressed side knowledge of the practical impact of transaction structures helps us shape what might otherwise seem legal boilerplate to avoid unintended consequences in bond issuance and  during the extensive period in which a long-term financing remains in place. We bring our knowledge of the outlook of other transaction participants, as well as the strength of out pre-existing relationships with such participants, to bear in maximizing the cohesion and efficiency of the “working group” for our client’s benefit.     

With our breadth and depth of expertise and experience with “classic” public finance work and the buy-side/distressed debt side of the market, our practice is tailored to fit all of our client’s needs. We thrive on collaboration, with seamless communication across offices and practice areas to better serve each client with all of their related legal needs. We are proud of having the deepest bench of any public finance practice in Boston and New England, and a national, market-leading practice as a “go to” law firm for buy-side representation in both new money and workout transactions involving municipally-issued tax-exempt and taxable debt.

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Meet Mintz

A niche, market-leading practice considered to be one of the top “go-to” practices for high-yield, tax-exempt securities in both new money and workout transactions.