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Ben McGuire

Ben McGuire advises on a wide range of public finance, infrastructure, and commercial loan transactions, including public debt offerings, private placements, and direct lending. He 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, non-profit, and for-profit borrowers. He also serves as underwriter's counsel, purchaser's counsel, and bank 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, fixed base operators, and surface transportation facilities. These transactions have involved various financing structures, credit enhancements, security provisions, intercreditor arrangements, 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, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Bond Counsel to Virgin Trains USA in connection with tax-exempt financing for the development of its passenger rail service from Miami to Orlando. 
  • Disclosure Counsel to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts School Building Authority, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
  • 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.
  • Lender's Counsel on numerous commercial loans, lines of credit, equipment leases, and other credit facilities for a variety of governmental and private borrowers.
  • Agency Counsel to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency in connection with its commercial lending program and its mortgage insurance guaranty, charter school loan guaranty, export guaranty, and working capital guaranty programs.
  • 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, 2016-2019
    • "Up & Coming," 2017-2019
    • "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

Credentials

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