Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. has expanded its Public Finance practice with the addition of Christie Lombard Martin, a veteran legal practitioner with deep experience advising public and non-profit organizations on tax exempt financing for a variety of projects. She will be a Member in the firm’s Boston office.
Previously a Partner at Locke Lord (formerly Edwards Wildman), Ms. Martin is one of several attorneys to recently join Mintz from the firm.
Ms. Martin’s practice focuses on municipal finance-related federal tax law in connection with the issuance of general obligation bonds, qualified 501(c)(3) private activity bonds, exempt facility bonds, tax revenue anticipation and other working capital bonds and tax credit bonds. She often acts as counsel to issuers and borrowers in connection with IRS bond examinations and the IRS voluntary closing agreement program. She also works with borrowers and issuers to develop written post issuance compliance procedures.
“Christie has an outstanding background leading complex tax exempt finance deals on behalf of numerous high-profile health care, educational and cultural institutions,” said Meghan Burke, a Member and Section Leader of the Public Finance Practice. “Her skills as a tax lawyer coupled with her transactional expertise and experience in these key sectors both complement and expand our nationally-recognized public finance practice.”
Ms. Martin’s clients include government entities; 501(c)(3) organizations, including healthcare, educational and cultural institutions; investment bankers; and banks. She has served as bond counsel to many prominent entities, including: the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Massachusetts Development Finance Agency with respect to its issues of bonds and notes for the financing of various capital projects for Harvard University, the Museum of Fine Arts, Partners Healthcare System, Clark Museum; and the Vermont Economic Development Authority with respect to its tax-exempt commercial paper program.
Ms. Martin holds a BA, cum laude, from College of the Holy Cross; an MPA from University of Massachusetts Amherst; and a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Federal Taxation of Municipal Bonds Deskbook.