Christopher J. Reitzel focuses his practice on public finance matters, with experience representing issuers and underwriters in the areas of transportation and infrastructure, public power, environmental, higher education, healthcare and housing matters, including work on financings for the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, Empire State Development, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Long Island Power Authority, the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation and the City of New York.

    Chris has extensive experience drafting and negotiating debt instruments and all accompanying documentation, including disclosure documents, bond indentures and credit and related security agreements. His diverse transactional background includes work on fixed rate, multimodal variable rate and commercial paper programs.

    Chris is a Fellow with the American College of Bond Counsel.

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    • Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) – Served as bond counsel to DASNY for many years for various private and State-supported financings.
    • Empire State Development (ESD) – Served as bond counsel to ESD for state-supported financings and private financings such as the New York Transportation Development Corporation (an ESD-related entity) for its US$2.4 billion P3 bond financing for the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport in New York City.
    • Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) – Serves as disclosure counsel to LIPA for its financings.
    • Metropolitan Transportation Authority – Serves as underwriters’ counsel for its multibillion-dollar capital program financings.
    • New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) – Serves as EFC’s disclosure counsel for its State Revolving Fund programs.
    • City of New York – Serves as underwriters’ counsel for the city's general obligation financings.

    Education

    • New York University, J.D., 1997
    • Harvard University, B.A., cum laude, 1994

    Admissions

    • New York, 1998

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