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Vanessa Albert Lowry focuses her practice on tax, public finance, and asset securitization matters, as well as investment and repurchase agreements.



Vanessa has represented and counseled clients with regard to the following:

  • Structuring complex project financings, including airport special facilities financings, using tax-exempt debt.
  • Financings for 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • University and college financings.
  • Charter school financings.
  • Structuring multi-source financings for multi-family housing.
  • Program counsel to active large city single family housing program.
  • Structuring refinancings using securitization trusts.
  • Workouts involving tax-exempt debt both conduit and governmental.
  • Structuring working capital financings.
  • Refinancings to relieve cash flow issues.
  • Use of swaps as hedges in public finance transactions.
  • Representation of investment providers in tax-exempt debt transactions.
  • Representation of issuers in connection with tax audits of complex financings by the IRS.
  • Representation of issuers seeking private letter rulings from the IRS.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law, 2013-2024
  • Team Member, The Bond Buyer, “Deal of the Year, Northeast Region,” 2023
  • Selected, Philadelphia Business Journal, “Best of the Bar,” 2020 
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards, “Chapter 11 Restructuring, Mid-Market Segments (100-250)” for the restructuring of Lombard Public Facilities Corporation, 2019
  • Member, Winning Team, TMA Chicago/Midwest Awards Program, “Small Transaction of the Year” for the restructuring of the Lombard Public Facilities Corporation, 2018
  • Lay Member, Commission on Wellness, Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania 
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section on Taxation
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
    • Former Vice-Chair, Committee on Taxation
  • Board Member of active community organization/urban church boards in Philadelphia


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1988
    • Student Editor, The Authority
  • B.A., Mathematics, with Distinction in All Subjects, Cornell University, 1985
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Pennsylvania
  • French