Review: “Marc assisted in the formation of a new entity for a start up company in the investment industry. He was always available and provided relevant business and legal advice. ”
Practice areas & skills: Public Finance & Tax Exempt Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Investment Fraud, Corporate & Incorporation
Review: “Caneel truly listened and always kept me informed. She didn't leave a stone unturned in preparing my defense. After she got the criminal case dismissed as if it never even happened, Caneel's extra efforts won my ...
Practice areas & skills: Public Finance & Tax Exempt Finance, Government, Litigation, Criminal Defense
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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.