Laurie has practiced public finance law for over 29 years and joined Hawkins in 1998 as an associate. She became a counsel of the firm in 2004.
Laurie has primary responsibility for the Firm’s Connecticut general obligation practice. Laurie also has extensive experience as bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel in various types of general obligation, project and system financings by or through state and local governments and public authorities throughout the United States, with particular concentration in New England and New York.
Laurie has participated in a wide array of revenue and general obligation financings, including financings for health care institutions; educational facilities; wastewater, solid waste and water supply facilities; tobacco securitization; industrial and economic development projects; transportation projects and multi-family and special needs housing. Laurie’s experience includes fixed rate, variable rate and multi-modal financings and she has represented issuers in both public offerings and private placements.
In addition to service as bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel, Laurie has also represented municipalities and special-purpose entities in Connecticut and Rhode Island on non-financing matters, including regulatory ordinances, charter revisions, election laws and construction contracts, land sales, water and sewer assessments, tax matters and representation before the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission.
- National Association of Bond Lawyers
- Government Finance Officers Association of Connecticut
- New England States Government Finance Officers Association
- American Bar Association
- Rhode Island Bar Association
- Economic Development
- Health Care
- Public Buildings
- Solid Waste
- Connecticut College, B.A.
- University of Connecticut, J.D.
- Rhode Island