Upon joining Buchanan in May of 2014 I have been an active partner in the firm's... more
Upon joining Buchanan in May of 2014 I have been an active partner in the firm's Financial Institutions/Bankruptcy/Real Estate (FIBRE) group. My practice will be focusing on public finance, distressed debt and credit facility work. I actively administer the firms municipal corporate trust practice and am working within the firm's public finance group to increase the firm's municipal bond counse... view profile
By Robert Isenberg In the legal realm, Friedson practices in Pittsburgh as a... more
By Robert Isenberg In the legal realm, Friedson practices in Pittsburgh as a respected attorney in Real Estate, Business, Trademark, Copyright, and Contract Law. He won a national best-practice award from NeighborWorks ™ for real estate equity protection. His experience as a clinical professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, as well as the Graduate Schools of Public & Intern... view profile
Jim regularly acts as counsel to large and small businesses as well as individuals,... more
Jim regularly acts as counsel to large and small businesses as well as individuals, representing them in business sales or acquisitions, public or private financing as well as general business representation. Jim also regularly advises and represents clients in negotiations and work-outs with the Internal Revenue Service. His extensive experience in business representation includes buy/sell agr... 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.