Public Finance


Bowditch & Dewey has had a robust, well respected public finance practice for over two decades. We have participated on hundreds of bond financing transactions, serving in multiple roles as bond counsel, borrower’s counsel, bank/trustee’s counsel, purchaser/credit enhancer counsel and underwriter’s counsel. We routinely provide legal advice on transactions involving a wide array of complex financing structures including refunding transactions, transactions employing swaps, exchanges, bridge loans and federal and Massachusetts tax credits. We have extensive experience in advising clients on a wide variety of types of financing transactions including:

  • General obligation bonds
  • Revenue bonds
  • Industrial development bonds
  • Tax-exempt lease transactions
  • Pool loans
  • Bond insurance
  • Letters of credit
  • Liquidity facilities
  • Major commercial projects involving revenue bonds, tax credits, conventional financing and government subsidies

Representative Clients

Our public finance clients include:

  • Conduit Issuers such as Massachusetts Development Finance Agency
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Private Secondary Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Health Care Organizations
  • Human Service Providers
  • Housing Developers
  • Manufacturers
  • Municipalities