Thomas A. Green is a partner with Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera LLP, joining the firm in 1985 and becoming a partner in 1990. His expertise is focused in several areas... more
Thomas A. Green is a partner with Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera LLP, joining the firm in 1985 and becoming a partner in 1990. His expertise is focused in several areas including all aspects of municipal law, with the firm representing over 20 municipalities and Mr. Green being lead counsel for the largest municipality represented by the firm. Mr. Green also has a significant emp... view profile
Much of the financing for state and local needs, like schools, roads, and affordable housing, comes from the sale of tax-exempt municipal bonds to investors. Basically, investors are loaning the government the money for construction costs; in exchange investors receive tax-free interest payments on their loan. Lawyers who understand public finance issues help the government meet the legal requirements for the sales process and package the bonds for sale. Since different levels of risk are associated with loaning to different government organizations, bond and public finance attorneys also help investors calculate the risks before making such loans.