Laurie Schwartz focuses her practice on public and infrastructure finance. She has served as bond, underwriter’s and disclosure counsel on a variety of economic development projects, including large airport, water-sewer and stadium financings.

    Included in her experience is serving as bond and underwriter’s counsel on senior living community financings in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as affordable housing financings throughout Georgia. Laurie has also coordinated conduit bond financings with development authorities and housing authorities.

    Laurie’s additional experience includes serving as bond counsel on healthcare and hospital-related bond issuances. She represents both redevelopers and municipalities in various redevelopment area projects, including the drafting and negotiation of redevelopment agreements. She also navigates tax credit financings of various commercial real estate transactions and is experienced with Urban Transit Hub Tax Credits, Economic Growth and Redevelopment Grants and other financing programs.

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    • Served as co-disclosure counsel on a US$2.4 billion special facilities bonds issuance supporting a nearly US$4 billion public-private partnership for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of an airport terminal.
    • Served as underwriter’s counsel on a US$124 million public improvement bonds issuance supporting a nearly US$1 billion, 56-acre, regional waterfront development.
    • Served as bond counsel to a student loan corporation in connection with its US$700 million issuance to a multi-seller asset-backed commercial paper conduit created to fund funding notes backed by the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) student loans.
    • Served as underwriter’s counsel to a US$405 million bond issuance for the financial assistance of students attending post-secondary school through the financing of education loans.
    • Served as underwriter’s counsel to a US$111.4 million bond issuance for the construction of several projects within a university’s biomedical district.
    • Served as co-disclosure counsel on a US$149 million rental car tax-backed bond issuance for renovations to State Farm Arena in Georgia.
    • Served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and disclosure counsel on various Georgia-based transactions, including for the City of Atlanta, DeKalb County and Fulton County.
    • Served as series bond counsel for a state’s general obligation bond issuance program.
    • Served as bond counsel in a newly created state program that authorizes the issuance of bonds secured by certain motor oil taxes for environmental cleanup in designated communities.
    • Served as disclosure counsel on several bond issuance transactions.
    • Served as redeveloper’s counsel on various economic development projects.

    Education

    • Western New England School of Law, J.D., 2005
    • Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., 2000

    Admissions

    • Georgia, 2013
    • New York, 2009
    • New Jersey, 2008
    • Connecticut, 2005

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
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