Hawkins Counsel to the 2018 Northeast Deal of the Year
The 17th Edition of The Bond Buyer Deal of the Year awards acknowledged the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority with the northeast regional award. Hawkins served as special disclosure counsel to the Authority in connection with the remarketing of the variable rate 2001B bonds and a new money variable rate bond issue. The transactions utilized the Secured Overnight Financing Rate or SOFR index as a successor to the LIBOR index to determine periodic interest rates for the respective bonds. These transactions were the first municipal market transactions to pioneer the use of the SOFR index in the United States.
The Authority’s transaction marks the 20th Deal of the Year transaction that Hawkins has participated in the last 16 years. The Bond Buyer Deal of the Year awards are the most prestigious municipal finance recognition in the United States. The public finance transactions are rewarded for their innovation in dealing with the complexity of the current market place.
Also of Interest
- SEC Staff Guidance Regarding Secondary Market Disclosure
This Advisory provides a summary and analysis of the recent Staff Legal Bulletin from the SEC’s Office of Municipal Securities.
- Hawkins Attorneys to co-chair and moderate The Bond Buyer’s National Outlook 2020 Conference
Howard Zucker will be co-chairing the Bond Buyer's 2020 National Outlook Conference. This annual event brings together specialists and professionals from every corner of the public finance industry.
- Carol McCoog Elected to the American College of Bond Counsel
Carol McCoog has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel (ACBC).
- Hawkins Attorneys are part of NABL’s SEC Rule 15c2-12 Working Group
Brian Garzione, Carol McCoog and Kenneth Roberts were part of the National Association of Bond Lawyers working group, that released the paper titled “SEC Rule 15c2-12 Amendments NABL Member Questions and Practical Considerations”.