Paul Frank + Collins P.C. serves municipalities and other public agencies in matters relating to local government, public finance and municipal bonds, municipal tax-exempt leasing, and public-private partnerships. Our attorneys take particular pride in being called upon by towns and cities to serve as special counsel on complex projects involving solid waste management, environmental laws, financing of industrial development projects, and infrastructure financings.
Specific areas of practice of the Firm’s Municipal Law + Public Finance practice group include the following:
- Public Finance and Municipal Bonds
- Municipal Utilities
- Airport Financing
- Solid Waste Facilities
- Municipal Ordinances
- Public Access and Public Document Requests
- Tax Exempt Leasing
- Sale-leaseback Transactions
- Tax Increment Financing Districts
- Joint Action Agencies
- Municipal Telecommunication Projects
- Local Development Corporations
- Sales of Municipal Land
- School District Governance
The firm is listed in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace or the “Red Book” as nationally recognized municipal bond counsel.
As part of its public finance practice, Paul Frank + Collins P.C. acts as bond counsel to Vermont cities, towns, school districts and fire districts. The attorneys of PF+C have worked with clients in the financing of public schools, colleges and universities, water and wastewater facilities, solid waste management projects, public power projects, hospitals, affordable housing, nursing homes, and other health care facilities and airports. Our experience as bond counsel is of particular value when representing colleges, hospitals and other 501(c)(3) entities in tax exempt conduit financings.
Our attorneys have advised municipal clients on matters relating to governance, board and staff authority, and the application of Vermont’s Open Meeting and Public Access laws. Our experience representing municipal entities has been of additional service to business clients when they work with municipal entities in the pursuit of real estate development, renewable energy projects, and similar projects.
The field of solid waste management has undergone significant changes over the last few years in the manner and way solid waste is handled and regulated and the ways in which solid waste management facilities are financed. The attorneys of PF+C have been active in the field, working with clients on the siting and financing of waste management facilities, including material recovery facilities (MRFs) and composting facilities, drafting waste management ordinances and regulations, and establishing documents to provide for public-private projects to promote the beneficial reuse of solid waste.