Len specializes in municipal and corporate debt transactions. Len also represents state sponsors and private program managers of Section 529 college savings programs, Section 529A (ABLE) disability savings programs, and state-sponsored auto-IRA programs. Len is often invited to speak on securities and constitutional law issues impacting finance and regularly writes on public finance matters. He has been recognized as one of the top public finance lawyers in Massachusetts in a peer survey by Massachusetts Super Lawyers.
Len is active in both municipal finance and corporate finance, with an emphasis on financings for 501(c)(3) institutions, project finance, secured lending, structured finance transactions, workouts and restructurings, corporate debt, Section 529 college savings programs, and Section 529A (ABLE) disability savings programs. He is also knowledgeable about federal COVID-19-related loan and grant facilities.
His practice includes service as bond counsel, issuer’s counsel, underwriters’ counsel, and counsel to institutional purchasers and borrowers in connection with public offerings and private placements of, and defaults and bankruptcies involving, tax-exempt and taxable debt for public, nonprofit, and corporate entities. Len also serves as state sponsor’s counsel and program manager’s counsel on various Section 529 and Section 529A (ABLE) programs. He also is experienced in obtaining SEC no-action letters and negotiation of IRS closing agreements.
Len is a panelist on securities and constitutional law matters and on Section 529 and ABLE programs, and has published articles and edited textbooks on a variety of finance-related topics.
During law school, he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review. Before joining the firm, Len clerked for Associate Justice Ruth I. Abrams of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
- Columbia University (JD)
- Dartmouth College (BA)
- Represented the trustee and bondholders of the Iowa subsidiary of Dutch nitrogen fertilizer company OCI NV in connection with debt restructuring of the $1.2 billion high yield bond issue.
- Represented the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority as bond counsel and general counsel for brand new student loan refinance program, offering a flexible program for borrowers, including both fixed rate and variable refinancing options to lower rates and consolidate repayment. Work included the public offering of debt as well as the legal work on all the documents for the new loan program and the extensive consumer protection regulation.
Recognition & Awards
- 2020 Turnaround Management Association's Non-Profit Turnaround Award