Sinick, Edward S.

Edward S. Sinick


Edward S. Sinick serves as bond, underwriters’ and borrowers’ counsel in general obligation and revenue bond financings and other conduit finance transactions, including governmental, revenue, industrial development, 501(c)(3), airport, stadium, public power and pollution control/solid waste financings. 

His experience involves numerous transactions employing credit enhancement facilities such as bond insurance, letters of credit and liquidity facilities; multimodal, variable rate tender, auction rate and other structured financing techniques; interest rate swaps; high yield transactions involving rated and unrated debt; and public offerings and direct purchases. He has also been active in the firm’s Disclosure Group.

Ed has assisted the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) in implementing SEC Rule 15c2-12, relating to issuers’ continuing disclosure obligations, and in developing standard and model forms of documents, including assisting SIFMA in its recent development of model issue price riders to address the new issue price rules. He has participated as a panelist for the Bond Attorneys Workshop of the National Association of Bond Lawyers on municipal disclosure matters.


  • Acting as bond counsel for the state of Connecticut for the Bradley International Airport and on several other state programs.
  • Serving as lead co-bond counsel for the City and County of San Francisco in connection with the variable rate demand bond and commercial paper programs for San Francisco International Airport.
  • Serving as disclosure counsel for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Aviation Enterprise financing program (the firm is both bond and disclosure counsel for MWAA) and as bond counsel for the Airport Commission of the City and County of San Francisco in connection with its variable rate demand bond and commercial paper programs.
  • Serving as underwriter’s counsel for the development and financing of a major downtown arena to be owned by a 501(c)(3) organization and used primarily by the men’s and women’s basketball teams of a national university.
  • Serving as underwriters’ counsel for the issuance of senior, subordinated and limited obligation bonds by a major Midwestern public power issuer.
  • Acting as bond counsel, underwriter’s or remarketing agent’s counsel on various new money and refunding financing programs for solid waste disposal, sewage and other exempt facilities for investor-owned electric utilities, cement, paper and landfill companies.
  • Acting as underwriter’s counsel and as borrower’s counsel for 501(c)(3) higher education and cultural institutions in connection with the issuance of tax exempt bonds to finance expansion projects.
  • Serving as counsel to the US Department of Transportation’s TIFIA Loan program in connection with various major highway and transit projects around the country.
  • Assisting SIFMA in its development of model issue price riders to address the IRS’s new issue price rules, the development of a new model bond purchase agreement, new standard form master agreements among underwriters for competitive and negotiated transactions, a master selling group agreement and a joint account agreement, as well as in the development of model documents relating to MSRB Rule G-17.


  • Cornell University, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1978
  • Cornell University, A.B., 1975


  • New York, 1983

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2008
  • Named a New York Super Lawyer since 2010, a distinction honoring the top 5% of lawyers in New York

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