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Christie L. Martin

  • Served as bond and borrower counsel to College of the Holy Cross with respect to refunding bonds issued by the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency and bank loan amendments.
  • Served as bond and borrower counsel to Partners HealthCare System, Inc. with respect to new money and refunding bonds issued by the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency and the New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority and with respect to direct issues of taxable bonds.
  • Served as bond and borrower counsel to Merrimack College with respect to new money bonds issued by the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bond and agency counsel to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency in connection with bonds and notes issued for the financing of various capital projects for institutions of higher education and hospitals.
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Mintz served as co-bond counsel for the Brooklyn Arena Local Development Corporation in connection with the construction financing and refinancing of the Barclays Center. Mintz
Public Finance and Tax attorneys worked on the “Payments in Lieu of Taxes” (PILOT) bond issues.
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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 quickly closed one of Partners HealthCare’s largest-ever borrowings, totaling over $1 billion, ahead of the new federal tax bill’s effective date. The borrowing involved tax-exempt bonds issued simultaneously in MA and NH.
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Mintz acted as bond counsel to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency for a $429 million bond issue for Wellforce Inc. that consolidated three obligated groups into one.