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
- Hawkins Served as Counsel to Two Bond Buyer Deal of the Year Winning Transactions
Hawkins is proud to have served as special and lead outside counsel on two financings that were finalists for The Bond Buyer deal of the year award for 2021 and winners in their respective categories. This year’s deals reflect the substantial expertise of Hawkins’ transportation industry attorneys.
- Brian Garzione co-authored NABL’s SEC Comment Letter on Climate Change Disclosures
As the Chair of NABL’s Securities Law and Disclosure Committee, Brian was one of the principal authors of NABL’s comment letter relating to the SEC’s public statement and request for public input on climate change disclosures.
- Brian Garzione co-authors the Supplement to NABL’s Crafting Disclosure Policies
Brian was a key participant in preparing a supplement to NABL’s Crafting Disclosure Policies.
- Brian Garzione named Chair of NABL’s Securities Law and Disclosure Committee
In the fall of 2020, Brian Garzione was named Chair of NABL’s Securities Law and Disclosure Committee (SLDC).