Former Deputy General Counsel at Metropolitan Transportation Authority Joins the Firm
January 15, 2008 (New York, NY) – LAWFUEL – International Legal Newswire – International Law Firm Nixon Peabody LLP announces the arrival of Kenneth C. Lind as Counsel in the firm’s public finance practice. Mr. Lind joins Nixon Peabody from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) where he served as former deputy general counsel and acting director of finance.
“We’re excited to welcome Ken to our firm,” said Arthur F. McMahon, Chair of Nixon Peabody’s Public Finance Practice. “We will benefit tremendously from Ken’s knowledge and creativity in dealing with municipal finance and federal tax law from his past experience at the MTA.”
Since 1996, Mr. Lind has served as the deputy general counsel for public finance at the MTA and as the organization’s acting director of finance since 2006. While at the MTA, he represented the agency in all financial matters, including bonding, budgeting, funding of the capital programs, liquidity and credit facilities, derivatives and drafting and review of legislation.
Some of the major projects Mr. Lind was involved in include the disposition of development rights over the MTA’s west Manhattan rail yards, negotiations with the New York Jets football team for the construction of a stadium in Manhattan and the MTA’s $14 billion debt restructuring in 2002. He began his career in public finance at the New York City Law Department where he represented the city’s interests in all public finance matters, including all bond and note sales, during the city’s financial crisis in the late 1970s.
“Ken is a key part of our strategy to expand our office to benefit our clients here in the New York City area and beyond, said Arthur J. Rosner, Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody’s New York City office. “We welcome Ken to Nixon Peabody. “
Mr. Lind is a graduate of the New York Law School. He earned a B.A. degree from Colgate University. He is admitted to the following Bars: New York and California.
About Nixon Peabody’s Public Finance Practice
Nixon Peabody has one of the largest public finance practices in the U.S. and regularly ranks among the ten most active bond and underwriter counsels nationally in dollar value of bonds issued. The firm is also widely recognized for its innovative work in the financing of a wide range of municipal and infrastructure projects. The firm’s clients include state and local governments, underwriters, private placement agents, bond insurers, banks, and corporate and not-for-profit obligors. The firm’s sport finance practice has served as counsel in the development, financing and construction of stadiums and arenas throughout North America, including facilities for the NFL’s New England Patriots, the MLB’s New York Yankees and Mets, and the NBA’s Miami Heat.
About Nixon Peabody
Nixon Peabody LLP is one of the largest law firms in the United States and is recognized by American Lawyer Media as a “Global 100” firm. With 700 attorneys collaborating across 25 major practice areas in 17 office locations, including Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Rochester, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, the firm’s size, diversity, and advanced technological resources enable it to offer comprehensive legal services to individuals and organizations of all sizes in local, state, national, and international matters. Nixon Peabody has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of its “100 Best Companies To Work For®” in 2007 for the second consecutive year. The firm has also been named to the Human Rights Campaign’s 2007 “Best Places To Work For GLBT Equality” list.
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