New York, NY – July 20, 2015 – Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that two experienced public finance practitioners, Alphonso (“Al”) E. Tindall, Jr. and Deborah (“Debby”) Hartmann Henry, have joined the firm’s Public Finance group. Al and Debby join Schiff Hardin from Squire Patton Boggs and are based in the firm’s New York office.
With more than 25 years’ experience, Al’s robust finance practice centers on state and states’ authority level issues, particularly the development and implementation of state programs created for the benefit of local municipalities. Al has extensive experience serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and special tax counsel to state and local governments and public authorities across the country. In addition to his public finance practice, Al also represents his clients in private equity and alternative investment matters.
Debby has served as bond counsel, borrower’s counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and special counsel on a wide variety of financings in states across the country. Debby’s experience includes tax-exempt and taxable revenue bond transactions involving water and sewer projects, airports, colleges and universities, stadiums, transportation, public power, and housing and health care facilities. She has extensive experience drafting primary financing documents, including official statements, purchase contracts, escrow agreements, indentures, bond resolutions, and continuing disclosure documents.
“We are excited to welcome Al and Debby to the firm,” said Bruce Weisenthal, head of the firm’s Public Finance group. “Al brings a perspective commensurate with many years of in-depth experience counseling state and local governments, and developing and implementing various financial programs. Debby is a versatile public finance practitioner with experience drafting legislation at the state level, capabilities that will undoubtedly benefit our clients as they navigate state and local government financing challenges.”
“Given their vast experience, Al and Debby will be key contributors to the continued development of our Public Finance group and to strengthening relationships with state and local governments,” said Marci A. Eisenstein, the firm’s Managing Partner.
“We are thrilled to join Schiff’s Public Finance practice, which has the talent and resources to serve state governments and local municipalities across a variety of industries,” Al said. “The firm has a depth of experience in public law and finance transactions and we look forward to helping Schiff continue to build out its practice.”
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