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Swaps & Other Derivatives

Innovative Applications for Sophisticated Financing Techniques

Our attorneys have vast experience with interest rate swaps and other derivative products. We are adept at understanding how to shape a transaction and related documentation to meet your objectives, and how to maximize flexibility for swap transactions.

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Our Experience

Genesis of Swaps

Experience representing governmental clients in connection with interest rate swaps dates back to the early 1990s, the genesis of swaps in the municipal market.

Case Study
Mintz has served as bond counsel to MassHousing for all their multifamily programs for over 30 years. In 2017, Mintz attorneys advised the agency on 25 transactions totaling more than $750 million.
Go-To Practice

For high-yield, tax-exempt securities, in both new money and workout transactions.

Our Approach

Our practice has a sophisticated understanding of derivative financing structures and techniques. We consider the interplay between swaps and bond covenants. 

Full Coverage

In addition to serving debt issuers and obligors in connection with the use interest rate swaps and other derivatives to hedge risks or improve financial outcomes, we have drafted statutes authorizing the use of swaps and other hedges by governmental entities and helped many clients develop swap policies. 

Our attorneys advise on frequent changes in regulatory requirements affecting market participants, including certifications required by swap dealers and ISDA form changes and choices. We assist clients in terminating or novating swaps. We have also served as counsel to public and private entities in connection with the use of high-volume commodity swaps to hedge fuel costs. 

Areas of Focus
  • Caps
  • Forwards
  • Fuel hedges
  • Options
Interest Rate Swaps
  • Basis swaps
  • Fixed to floating
  • Floating to fixed
  • Total return swaps

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Meet Mintz

Our attorneys know the ins and outs of complex financial products. We'll collaborate with you to assess the risks and advantages of a swap or derivative transaction.