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Christie L. Martin

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Christie Lombard Martin leads the public finance tax practice at Mintz and focuses her practice on tax matters in connection with the firm’s roles as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel and purchaser’s counsel for a variety of municipal bond issues. She acts as bond counsel and tax counsel for issuers and conduit borrowers in the health care, government, education, financial services, and nonprofit sectors and is experienced with both taxable and tax advantaged bonds including governmental general obligation and revenue bonds, qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, working capital bonds, exempt facility bonds and other private activity bonds.  

Christie works with issuers and conduit borrowers to develop and implement effective post-issuance compliance procedures. She assists with private use analysis and strategies and when necessary represents issuers and conduit borrowers in resolving issues through the IRS voluntary closing agreement program. Christie also represents issuers and conduit borrowers in connection with IRS bond examinations. Christie currently serves as the Vice Chair of the National Association of Bond Lawyers Tax Law Committee. She is a frequent panelist at industry conferences and has served as editor-in-chief of the Federal Taxation of Municipal Bonds Deskbook.

Education

  • Harvard Law School (JD, cum laude)
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst (MPA)
  • College of the Holy Cross (BA, cum laude)

Recognition & Awards

  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Band 2) – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (2020)
  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (2017 – 2019)

Involvement

  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Maine Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association: Section of Taxation

Recent Insights

Viewpoints

IRS Revamps Proposed Issue Price Definition for Municipal Bonds

June 23, 2015 | Blog | By Leonard Weiser-Varon, Maxwell Solet, Christie Martin

Treasury and IRS today announced a decision to withdraw the much-criticized portion of the notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on September 16, 2013 (the “2013 Proposed Regulations”) related to the definition of issue price for tax-advantaged obligations and to propose a revised definition of issue price in its place.
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News & Press

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Mintz partner and Massachusetts lawyer Julie Korostoff is one of 49 attorneys recognized as “Leaders in Their Fields” by the 2018 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide. Chambers named Korostoff a “Recognized Practitioner” in Technology.
The 2017 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide ha recognized 49 Mintz attorneys as “Leaders in Their Fields.” Practice highlights include top rankings for banking and finance.
Mintz 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.

Events

Panelist
Sep
12
2019

NABL U Presents The Workshop

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Fairmont Chicago, 200 North Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL

Panelist
Dec
7
2015

2015 Tax Exempt Bond Compliance Workshop

Treasury Institute for Higher Education

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL