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Meghan B. Burke

Member / Chair, Public Finance Practice & Chair, Education Practice

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Meghan leads the firm’s Public Finance Practice and counsels clients across the government and nonprofit sectors. She regularly serves as bond counsel and counsel to underwriters, borrowers, trustees, and purchasers in tax-exempt and taxable general obligation and revenue financings. Meghan has significant experience handling matters related to transportation, education, health care, economic development, project finance, sport franchises, water, and wastewater. She is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry workshops and conferences and currently serves as Vice President of the national board of Women in Public Finance. She also chairs Mintz’s multi-practice education industry team.

Meghan is the Section Head for the Public Finance Practice and the Chair of the firm's Education Practice. She has extensive experience in public finance and public agency representation, serving as bond counsel and as counsel to underwriters, borrowers, trustees, and purchasers in connection with tax-exempt and taxable general obligation and revenue financings related to transportation, higher education, health care, economic development, project finance, sport franchises, water, and wastewater. Meghan also has vast experience with interest rate swaps and other hedging transactions for governmental, 501(c)(3), and corporate clients.

Meghan also has extensive experience in the representation of institutional investors in high-yield project financings in both new money transactions and workouts. She is a frequent panelist at industry conferences.

Before entering law school, she worked as an investment banker in the Boston office of a major Wall Street firm.

Education

  • Northeastern University (JD)
  • Oberlin College (BA)

Experience

  • 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.

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Public Finance Law (2009 – 2019)
  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Band 2) – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (2012 – 2017)
  • Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Bonds/Government Finance list (2013 – 2017)

Involvement

  • Member, Women in Public Finance, Inc.
  • Director, FUEL Education
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL)
  • Faculty member, NABL Fundamentals of Municipal Law
  • Member, Tower School Board of Trustees, Marblehead, MA
  • Past board member, NABL
  • Chair, Bond Attorneys' Workshop 2007

Recent Insights

News & Press

Events

Viewpoints

Mintz Levin's Chuck Samuels, Meghan Burke, Len Weiser-Varon, and John Regier discussed the new tax reform bill in a webinar entitled "Tax Reform: The Threat of Annihilation of Tax Exempt Financing.” 
Public financing, including tax-exempt bond financing, of facilities used by professional sport teams has long been a controversial topic, with advocates and opponents disagreeing over whether the benefits sufficiently to justify public subsidies. 
Public financing, including tax-exempt bond financing, of facilities used by professional sport teams has long been a controversial topic, with advocates and opponents disagreeing over whether the public benefits sufficiently to justify public subsidies. 
Please join us on September 29th at 1 pm ET as we cover the recently proposed 457(f) regulations. This one-hour webinar will offer employers more than just a summary of the rule.
Recently, our colleagues Alden Bianchi and Edward Lenz contributed an article to Employment Matters entitled, “Staffing Firms, Educational Organizations, and Breaks-in-Service under the Affordable Care Act Employer Shared Responsibility Rules: Proposed Changes under Notice 2015-87.”
In a recent article by our colleague Patricia Moran of Mintz Levin’s Employment Labor and Benefits practice, new light is shed regarding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) effects on health insurance stipends provided to students at educational institutions.
Recently, our colleague Patricia Moran contributed an article to Employment Matters, Mintz Levin’s Employment, Labor & Benefits blog, regarding “The Health and Welfare ‘Wrap’ Document: What It Is and Why You Want One”.
Our colleague Ray Cotton was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America as one of the country's top peer-selected lawyers in Education Law.  Best Lawyers is considered the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.
Our colleague Tyrone Thomas was recently quoted in the Law360 article, Attorneys React to NCAA Student-Athlete Pay Ruling in connection with the Ninth Circuit Court's decision to strike down the NCAA's ban on paying student-athletes and the positive implications of the decision for the NCAA.  The article offers expert insight from various attorneys on the significance of the ruling.
Our colleague Tyrone Thomas recently posted in Employment Matters regarding the NRLB's decision to decline to assert jurisdiction in ruling on the petition of Northwestern University's scholarship football players to unionize.

News & Press

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.
Meghan Burke, a Member and leader of Mintz’s Public Finance section, has been named Vice President of Women in Public Finance, a national organization focused on advancing women’s leadership opportunities in the public finance industry.
Mintz served as bond counsel for the 2017 The Bond Buyer Northeast Deal of the Year awarded to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The MBTA issued approximately $574 million of subordinated sales tax bonds and notes.
Mintz served as bond counsel for the 2017 The Bond Buyer Northeast Deal of the Year awarded to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. The MBTA issued approximately $574 million of subordinated sales tax bonds and notes.
Best Lawyers named 85 Mintz attorneys to its 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Mintz attorneys Matthew J. Gardella and Samuel M. Tony Starr were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.
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.
Meghan B. Burke, Section Head for the Public Finance Practice and Chair of the Education Practice at Mintz, will be participating in a panel discussion titled “Stopping Health Care Hemorrhaging: Transforming New York City’s Health Care Infrastructure" at the New York City Bar's headquarters.
Fifty-three Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2016 and thirty-one have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars. The findings will be published in the November 2016 issue of Boston Magazine and in a stand-alone magazine, New England Super Lawyers. 
Best Lawyers named 73 Mintz attorneys to its 2017 list of The Best Lawyers in America. Mintz attorneys selected for inclusion in this year’s list span 44 practice areas. 
Firm’s National Healthcare Practice, NY Corporate/M&A and Litigation: General Commercial Among Newest Rankings
The 2015 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide names 52 Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.  attorneys as “Leaders in Their Fields.”

Events

Speaker
Jan
6
2016

Council of Independent Colleges 2016 Presidents Institute

The Council of Independent Colleges

Lowes Miami Beach Hotel Miami Beach, FL

Chair
Sep
10
2015

Bond Attorneys' Workshop (BAW)

National Association of Bond Lawyers

200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL