Transaction Milestones

  • Triborough Bridge Authority ($35 Million), for the construction of the toll-financed bridge. (Bond Counsel)1933
    Triborough Bridge Authority ($35 Million), for the construction of the toll-financed bridge. (Bond Counsel)
  • 1934
    Niagara Frontier Bridge Commission ($2.8 Million). Tax-exempt financing for the construction of bridges to Grand Island from Tonawanda and Niagara Falls. (Bond Counsel)
  • 1934
    American Museum of Natural History Planetarium Authority ($650,000) for the construction of the planetarium, its maintenance and operations. (Bond Counsel)
  • 1936
    New York City Tunnel Authority ($50 Million) for the construction of the Queens Midtown Tunnel. (Bond Counsel)
  • Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. White's Estate, 144 F2d 1019, determines that the interest on tax-exempt bonds must be excluded from gross income in determining income tax obligation of the bondholders. (L.L. Delafield Jr., counsel to the Estate)1944
    Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. White's Estate, 144 F2d 1019, determines that the interest on tax-exempt bonds must be excluded from gross income in determining income tax obligation of the bondholders. (L.L. Delafield Jr., counsel to the Estate)
  • 1950
    The Niagara Issues by the New York State Thruway, $10 Million bank loans. (Bond Counsel)
  • New Jersey Turnpike ($220 Million) , combining 53 institutions and 118-mile toll roads. (Bond Counsel)1950
    New Jersey Turnpike ($220 Million) , combining 53 institutions and 118-mile toll roads. (Bond Counsel)
  • Delaware River Port Authority ($100 Million).  First series for financing of Delaware River Bridges. (Bond Counsel)1953
    Delaware River Port Authority ($100 Million). First series for financing of Delaware River Bridges. (Bond Counsel)
  • 1953
    New York Power Authority $1 Million first loan agreement. (Bond Counsel)
  • 1953
    First Issue of the Alaska State Housing Authority $3.5 Million. (Bond Counsel)
  • Indiana Toll Road Commission ($280 Million) 157-mile East-West Toll Road. (Bond Counsel)1954
    Indiana Toll Road Commission ($280 Million) 157-mile East-West Toll Road. (Bond Counsel)
  • 1958
    Yale University ($1.5 Million) for the construction of dormitory for 205 female students and faculty apartments. (Bond Counsel)
  • Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority for the construction of Verrazano Narrows Bridge ($100 Million). (Bond Counsel)1959
    Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority for the construction of Verrazano Narrows Bridge ($100 Million). (Bond Counsel)
  • New York World Fair 1964-1965 Corporation ($40 Million promissory notes). (Bond Counsel)1964
    New York World Fair 1964-1965 Corporation ($40 Million promissory notes). (Bond Counsel)
  • Oklahoma Turnpike, $74 Million bonds for construction of the Cimarron Turnpike. (Bond Counsel)1971
    Oklahoma Turnpike, $74 Million bonds for construction of the Cimarron Turnpike. (Bond Counsel)
  • Battery Park City's first financing. (Bond Counsel)1972
    Battery Park City's first financing. (Bond Counsel)
  • NYC Fiscal Crisis $3.3 Billion “BIG MAC" bonds. (Bond Counsel). Hawkins Opinion in “Wein One” helped lead to the dismissal of a key legal challenge, 36 NY 2d 610.1975
    NYC Fiscal Crisis $3.3 Billion “BIG MAC" bonds. (Bond Counsel). Hawkins Opinion in “Wein One” helped lead to the dismissal of a key legal challenge, 36 NY 2d 610.
  • 1986
    Opening of the Hartford, Connecticut Office
  • 1987
    Opening of the Newark, New Jersey Office
  • 1990
    Opening of the Los Angeles, California Office
  • 1993
    Opening of the Washington D.C. Office
  • Long Island Power Authority in connection with its $7 billion acquisition of the Long Island Lighting Company. (Bond Counsel)1998
    Long Island Power Authority in connection with its $7 billion acquisition of the Long Island Lighting Company. (Bond Counsel)
  • 2000
    Opening of the San Francisco, California Office
  • 2001
    Opening of the Sacramento, California Office
  • Tower 3 and Tower 4 at the World Trade Center financing for $2.9 Billion bonds. (Underwriters' Counsel)2009-2015
    Tower 3 and Tower 4 at the World Trade Center financing for $2.9 Billion bonds. (Underwriters' Counsel)
  • 2012
    Opening of the Portland, Oregon Office
  • San Diego County Water Authority, California (+ $900 Million).  Hawkins represents the Authority as special contract counsel in the development of California’s first major seawater desalination project.2012
    San Diego County Water Authority, California (+ $900 Million). Hawkins represents the Authority as special contract counsel in the development of California’s first major seawater desalination project.
  • 2015
    Opening of the Ann Arbor, Michigan Office
  • Howard County Circuit Courthouse P3 Project. Hawkins represented the County in the first U.S. social infrastructure P3 project to reach financial close outside of California.2018
    Howard County Circuit Courthouse P3 Project. Hawkins represented the County in the first U.S. social infrastructure P3 project to reach financial close outside of California.