Ben McGuire

Ben McGuire

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Ben McGuire serves as bond counsel, issuer's counsel, disclosure counsel, and borrower’s counsel on tax-exempt, tax credit and taxable financings for a variety of governmental and non-profit borrowers. He also serves as underwriter's counsel and purchaser's counsel to various investment and commercial banks.

He has served in various public finance roles in financings for state infrastructure projects, including water and sewer, transportation, airport and seaport facilities; as well as financings for hospitals, public and private colleges and universities, private schools, charter public schools, public school districts, municipalities, cultural institutions, human service providers, assisted living facilities, manufacturers, and fixed base operators. These transactions have involved various financing structures, credit enhancements, security provisions and interest rate hedge options.

Ben has participated in public finance transactions in every state in New England and throughout the United States and its territories, including projects in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, New York, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico.

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Capabilities

Experience

  • Bond Counsel to All Aboard Florida in connection with tax-exempt financing of the development of its Brightline passenger rail service. 
  • Disclosure Counsel to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.
  • Bond Counsel to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
  • Disclosure Counsel to the City of Cranston, Rhode Island.
  • Underwriter's Counsel on numerous revenue bond financings for colleges, universities, hospitals and other non-profit institutions.
  • Bond Counsel on multiple tax-exempt financings through the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency.
  • Bond Counsel on multiple tax-exempt financings through the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation.
  • Borrower’s counsel to various educational, health care, human service and other nonprofit organizations in connection with their tax-exempt financings.
  • Purchaser's Counsel on numerous direct purchase, tax-exempt financings for colleges, universities, hospitals and other non-profit institutions.
  • Legal Clerk, General Felony Department, District Attorney, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  • Legislative Aide, Rhode Island State Representative Steven Costantino
  • Policy Analyst, Health and Human Services, Office of the Lt. Governor, Charles Fogarty

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2016-2018      
    • "Up & Coming," 2017-2018
    • "Associates to Watch," 2016
  • Listed, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, "Excellence in the Law, Up & Coming Lawyer," 2017
  • Treasurer, Providence After School Alliance, Board of Directors
  • Overseer, USS Constitution Museum
  • Member, The Cicilline Committee, Finance Committee
  • Member, Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers 
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Young Partner, Boston Ballet
  • Museum Council, Museum of Fine Arts
  • Young Patron, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Board of Visitors, Fenway Community Health Center

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2007
  • B.A., Brown University
Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
Languages
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish