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Christie L. Martin

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Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts

Christie counsels government entities and 501(c)(3) organizations as well as investment bankers and banks in connection with the tax advantaged financing of projects for public and nonprofit organizations. Her practice focuses on municipal finance–related federal tax law relevant to the issuance of general obligation bonds, qualified 501(c)(3) private activity bonds, exempt facility bonds, tax revenue anticipation, and other working capital bonds and tax credit bonds.

Christie often acts as counsel to issuers and borrowers in connection with IRS bond examinations and the IRS voluntary closing agreement program. She also works with borrowers and issuers to develop and implement written post-issuance compliance procedures. Christie is a frequent panelist at industry conferences and has served as editor-in-chief of the Federal Taxation of Municipal Bonds Deskbook, published by the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Recognitions & Awards

  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts  – Banking & Finance: Public Finance (2017

Representative Matters

  • Bond counsel to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Bond 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
  • Bond counsel to Partners HealthCare System, Inc. with respect to bonds issued by the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency

Professional & Community Involvement

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