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Poonam Patidar

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Poonam counsels governments, quasi-public authorities, and higher education facilities on the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable debt as well as securities and tax law matters. She also represents institutional investors and indenture trustees in the purchase and restructuring of high-yield municipal debt. Poonam has a background in finance and focuses on developing innovative, cost-effective solutions that help clients achieve their strategic goals.

Poonam is a Member in Mintz’s Public Finance Practice and Chair of the firm’s Alumni Program.

Poonam brings experience in a wide array of industries, including transportation, higher education, health care, economic development, project finance, stadium financing, water, and wastewater.

Poonam also represents institutional investors and indenture trustees with respect to the purchase and restructuring/workout of high yield municipal debt for energy, infrastructure, health care, higher education, charter schools, and senior living facilities. She has extensive experience on all sides of municipal transactions and brings a holistic perspective to her work on complex matters. This 360-degree insight — along with a background in finance — enables Poonam to deliver creative and thoughtful counsel to clients including financial advisors, credit analysts, and portfolio managers and to structure cost-effective transactions that protect their investments while achieving their strategic goals.

In her position as Chair of the Mintz Alumni Program, Poonam launches and manages initiatives that provide her former colleagues and current Mintz attorneys with access to innovative professional development programs, social events, continuing legal education, webinars, and a robust professional network.

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Will It Soon Be Game over for Tax-Exempt Financing of Professional Sports Stadiums?

June 20, 2017 | Blog | By Leonard Weiser-Varon, Meghan Burke, Poonam Patidar

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. 
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GAME OVER FOR TAX-EXEMPT FINANCING OF PROFESSIONAL SPORTS STADIUMS?

June 20, 2017 | Blog | By Meghan Burke, Poonam Patidar

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. 
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News & Press

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BOSTON – Mintz congratulates The Commonwealth of Massachusetts on winning a pair of awards for its $2.6 billion Special Obligation Revenue Bonds (Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund) 2022 Series A & B (Federally Taxable)(Social Bonds).
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35 Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Super Lawyers and 25 Mintz attorneys have been named Massachusetts Rising Stars for 2022.
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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.
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.”
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Events & Speaking

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Dec
1
2022

Green to the Core? Peeling Back the Layers on Green and Social Bonds

California Society of Municipal Analysts

Napa, CA

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Oct
20
2022

Understanding ESG

Massachusetts Investor Conference

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

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Moderator
Jun
8
2022

Boston Women in Public Finance

ESG: Risks, Rewards and Disclosure

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Sep
23
2019

NAHEFFA 2019 Fall Conference

Portland Regency Hotel, Portland, ME

Speaker
Aug
20
2019

NASACTS’s 2019 Annual Conference

Navigating Your Way Through the Relationship between Bond Documents, Financial Statements and Transaction Cashflows

Scottsdale, Arizona

Moderator
Jun
20
2017

New England Municipal Conference - Predicting the Impact of Unprecedented Regulatory Trends

Financial Research Association

The Harvard Club 374 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA

Panelist
Jun
2
2017

MAGNY Municipal Analyst Scrum Luncheon

MAGNY

Yale Club 50 Vanderbilt Avenue New York, NY

Moderator
May
18
2017

Sports Law Association Annual Conference

Sports Law Association

Denver Marriott, City Center 1701 California Street Denver, CO

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Sep
22
2016

Municipals and Munis?

The Bond Buyer

Los Angeles, CA

Speaker
Nov
2
2015
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Poonam counsels governments, quasi-public authorities, and higher education facilities on the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable debt as well as securities and tax law matters. She also represents institutional investors and indenture trustees in the purchase and restructuring of high-yield municipal debt. Poonam has a background in finance and focuses on developing innovative, cost-effective solutions that help clients achieve their strategic goals.

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers 2023 Lawyer of the Year: Public Finance
  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Band 2) – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (2022)
  • Best Lawyers: Public Finance Law (2021 – 2023)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Stars – Government Finance list (2009 – 2012, 2017, 2019 – 2022)
  • Served on the team that won the 2020 Turnaround Management Association's Non-Profit Turnaround Award 
  • The Bond Buyer: Rising Stars Award (2016)
  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts – Banking & Finance: Public Finance Ranked  (2018 – 2021) 
  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Up and Coming Star Associate) – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (2014 – 2017)
  • Served on the bond counsel team for the 2014 Bond Buyer Deal of the Year awarded to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for its MassDirect Notes program.  
  • Served on the bond counsel team for the 2012 Bond Buyer Northeast Deal of Year awarded to the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust.
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Poonam counsels governments, quasi-public authorities, and higher education facilities on the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable debt as well as securities and tax law matters. She also represents institutional investors and indenture trustees in the purchase and restructuring of high-yield municipal debt. Poonam has a background in finance and focuses on developing innovative, cost-effective solutions that help clients achieve their strategic goals.

Involvement

  • Secretary & Board Member, Boston Women in Public Finance
  • Board of Governors, National Federation of Municipal Analysts
  • ESG Governance Board, Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management
  • Chair of the Board, Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
  • Board of Trustees, Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
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Poonam Patidar

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