Mr. James is Chairman of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster's Affordable Housing and... more
Mr. James is Chairman of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster's Affordable Housing and Community Development Practice Group. Mr. James has over 25 years of experience in the area of real estate development and finance, with a particular focus on affordable housing and community development. Mr. James represents a diverse array of clients, including towns and municipalities, institutional, public and q... view profile
Ms. West concentrates her law practice in the areas of estate and gift tax planning,... more
Ms. West concentrates her law practice in the areas of estate and gift tax planning, business succession planning, estate and trust administration, and charitable gift planning. She represents a broad spectrum of clients, including entrepreneurs, professionals, executives, doctors, philanthropists, professors, artists, authors, couples (married and unmarried), divorcees, parents and grandparent... 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.
Public Finance / Tax-exempt Finance Attorneys in cities near Cambridge, MA