Government Bonds

Tax-Exempt Finance

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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.

Steven R. Arose

Associate

sra@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2074

Ramiro M. Carbonell

Shareholder

rmca@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2275

Princeton: 609.718.0975

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

Edward A. Fedok

eaf@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5063

Brian P. Koscelansky

Shareholder

bpk@stevenslee.com

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Scranton: 570.969.5364

Wilkes-Barre: 570.718.0300

Blake C. Marles

Shareholder

bcm@stevenslee.com

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Allentown: 610.997.5060

David A. Vind

Of Counsel

dav@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2173

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