Government Bonds

State and Local Government

Stevens & Lee assists governmental clients in identifying and achieving their financial objectives through the development and implementation of innovative and cost-effective financing structures. We represent a significant number of governmental bodies, including counties, cities, municipalities, public authorities and school districts, as well as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in public finance projects and other matters.

Stevens & Lee has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel and lender’s counsel in connection with the issuance of municipal debt for governmental capital projects and infrastructure improvements, including:

  • Water and sewer systems
  • Convention centers and sports arenas
  • Courthouses and government office buildings
  • Parking garages
  • Mass transit
  • School buildings and campus athletic facilities
  • Jails and prisons
  • Streets and walkways
  • Easements for open space and farmland preservation

We have served as counsel in connection with the issuance of various types of municipal debt, including:

  • General obligation bonds and notes
  • Revenue bonds
  • Utility revenue bonds
  • Sales tax revenue bonds
  • Tax increment bonds
  • Tax and revenue anticipation notes
  • Long term working capital/deficit financing bonds, including unfunded debt

We represent all types of issuers and conduit borrowers in connection with post-issuance matters, including the restructuring of bond issues, minimization of arbitrage rebate obligations, the negotiation and drafting of agreements in connection with the investment of bond proceeds, interest rate swaps and other derivative and hedging agreements, the reorganizations/affiliations of charitable health care obligors, and in connection with IRS audits of tax-exempt debt.

In addition, Financial S&Lutions, a platform affiliate, provides municipal advisory, debt-related consulting and swap advisory services to assist our governmental clients in securing fair market pricing in their financings.

Robert C. Archibald

Government Affairs Specialist

rca@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Government Affairs: 717.234.1040

John N. Badovinac

Director, Griffin Stevens & Lee Consulting

jnb@griffinslconsulting.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.255.7367

John C. Bear

Managing Director, Griffin Stevens & Lee Consulting

jcb@griffinslconsulting.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.255.7385

Lancaster: 717.399.6623

David J. Brightbill

Of Counsel

djb@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Government Affairs: 717.234.1045

Maeve E. Cannon

Shareholder

meca@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6423

Ramiro M. Carbonell

Shareholder

rmca@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2275

Princeton: 609.718.0975

Kenneth R. Dugan

Shareholder

krd@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2163

Peter T. Edelman

Shareholder

pte@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2168

John W. Espenshade

Partner

jwe@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6621

Tamara L. Fox

Associate

tlf@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.255.7354

Susan R. Friedman

Shareholder

srf@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 717.399.6625

Robert J. Hobaugh, Jr.

Shareholder

rjhj@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2141

Ryan P. Kennedy

Of Counsel

rpke@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6424

Patrick D. Kennedy

Shareholder

pdk@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6422

Debra A. Kisela

Government Affairs Specialist

dak@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Government Affairs: 717.238.5816

Wade D. Koenecke

Associate

wdk@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6428

Brian P. Koscelansky

Shareholder

bpk@stevenslee.com

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Scranton: 570.969.5364

Wilkes-Barre: 570.718.0300

James F. Kratz

Associate

jfk@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5065

Blake C. Marles

Shareholder

bcm@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5060

Lisa M. McElligott Miller

Shareholder

lmm@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2192

Michael B. Rosenstein

Senior Governmental Affairs Specialist

mbro@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Government Affairs: 717.234.7918

Mark J. Rosenstein

Government Affairs Specialist

mjr@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Government Affairs: 717.234.1046

Stephen F. Tuckey

Of Counsel, Stevens & Lee; Director, Griffin Stevens & Lee Consulting

sft@griffinslconsulting.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.255.7386

James M. White

Shareholder

jmw@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Government Affairs: 717.238.5866

Donald E. Wieand

Shareholder

dew@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5071

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