Patricia Goins

Of Counsel

New York
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Patricia Goins
Patricia has extensive bond financing experience to support both general government and project finance needs of a wide variety of governmental issuers. This background has served her well in her current role as lead bond counsel to the Government of the Virgin Islands and each of its instrumentalities.

Prior to joining Hawkins, Patricia served as an attorney with a not-for-profit advocacy organization for two years. Patricia joined the Firm in 1982 and has served as bond counsel to the Government of the Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, the Virgin Islands Port Authority, The University of the Virgin Islands, the West Indian Company, Limited, the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority and the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority. In addition, Patricia has also served as Bond Counsel to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey for over thirty years, to the New York City Economic Development Authority, Maine State Housing Authority, and many other state housing finance authorities.

Patricia also has extensive experience in economic development and 501(c)(3) financings as well as experience as underwriters’ counsel and counsel to letter of credit issuers in connection with various municipal financings.

Through her extended engagements, Patricia has not only enjoyed the satisfaction of hundreds of successful bond transaction closings, but also the personal satisfaction of seeing the completion of the many projects financed by such bond financings.  Patricia greatly values the combination of the challenging transactional work and the contribution to the communities served by her clients resulting from such transactions.

Professional Memberships

  • New York Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers




  • Rutgers Douglass Residential College, B.A., high honors
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

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