Bruce joined Hawkins as an associate upon graduation from law school and became a partner of the firm in 1986. Since joining Hawkins, Bruce has advised governmental issuers, borrowers and underwriters in a wide range of the most complex revenue and general obligation financings throughout the United States.
Bruce is the most proud of his participation in some of the largest and most complex municipal bond financings in history. As bond counsel, he advised the California Department of Water Resources in connection with its $11 billion power financing program which addressed California's 2001-2002 energy crisis and is currently advising the Department in connection with the recently established wildfire insurance fund. He also was the partner in charge of the firm’s representation of Long Island Power Authority in connection with the acquisition of Long Island Lighting Company and acted as bond counsel for the $7 billion bond offering to finance such acquisition. He was counsel to the underwriters in connection with the issuance by the State of California of Economic Recovery Bonds in the amount of $11 billion, part of a deficit financing program.
Bruce is dedicated and understands clients’ needs. He has established strong and lasting relationships in serving New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority as bond counsel in connection with their financing programs.
Bruce’s practice includes matters relating to the development and financing of infrastructure projects, including, among others, electric and gas utility, water, wastewater, housing and solid waste facilities. He has also worked as bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel and institution counsel in numerous financings for colleges, universities and other nonprofit institutions.
Bruce has served as a member of a task force established by the New York State Bar Association Environmental Law Section which prepared a report analyzing legal impediments to privatization of municipal water and wastewater facilities and as a member of the Committee on Energy of the Bar Association of the City of New York.
- National Association of Bond Lawyers
- New York State Bar Association
- The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
- Bond Counsel
- Borrower's Counsel
- Private Placements
- Project Finance
- Public-Private Partnerships
- Underwriters' Counsel
- Cultural Institutions and Foundations
- Power and Renewable Energy
- Solid Waste
- Cornell University, B.A.
- Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
- New York
Recent News & Publications
- Hawkins Served as Counsel to Four Bond Buyer Deal of the Year Winning Transactions
Hawkins is proud to have served as counsel on four financings that won The Bond Buyer deal of the year award for 2020. …
- Super Lawyers Names 21 Hawkins Lawyers in 2014
This year, Hawkins has more Super Lawyers in the practice of Government Finance than any other law firm in the New York Metro area.…
- Hawkins Acted as Counsel to 3 of the Bond Buyer’s Deal of the Year Finalists
Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP is proud to have participated in 3 of the financings honored in this year Bond Buyer’s Deal of the Year…
- Nine of Seventeen Super Lawyers are Hawkins Partners
In the annual list of top attorneys in the New York Metro area, nine of the seventeen Super Lawyers in Bonds and Government Finance ar…