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  • National Association of Bond Lawyers; New York State Economic Development Council
  • New York

B.A., cum laude, Hobart College

J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Chris has focused his practice on public finance law since graduating from law school in 2001. He has acted as bond counsel to towns, villages and school districts across New York State, handling general obligation bond and note financings related to capital projects and refundings. Chris also has acted as issuer’s and bond counsel to industrial development agencies, local development corporations and other public authorities in New York State in tax-exempt and taxable revenue bond financings. Additionally, he has acted as counsel to both colleges and universities, and acted as underwriter’s counsel on numerous revenue bond financings.

Chris’s practice includes a focus on the federal tax laws and regulations pertaining to tax-exempt bonds, with particular emphasis on arbitrage, private use questions and post-issuance compliance. He also has extensive experience advising municipalities, school districts, colleges and universities on matters relating to continuing disclosure requirements under Rule 15c2-12 and the federal securities laws.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Chris was a member (partner) with Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC in Syracuse, New York. Prior to that, he was a senior associate with McKennon, Shelton & Henn LLP in Baltimore, Maryland.

Honors

Chris is a Former Senior Editor, Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine – Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Publications

Winds of Change: New Clean Renewable Energy Bonds” – Central New York Business Journal, December 2015

Community & Pro Bono

Chris is a Board Member of the VNA Foundation of Central New York and a Volunteer at Meals on Wheels of Syracuse, NY.