Roger joined Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP in 1982 and became a partner in 1988. He has a wide range of experience in the practice of public finance and securities law and in insolvency matters, including representation in bankruptcy proceedings, and in new-issue and secondary market bond financings, including those for industrial and commercial development, health care, infrastructure development and privatization, multi-family and single-family housing, and tobacco settlement asset securitization.
Roger has represented creditors in the second reorganization of Continental Airlines, in the reorganization of America West Airlines, and in proceedings for rehabilitation of Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company; other Bond Counsel engagements are Battery Park City Authority, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority, New York City Industrial Development Agency, New York State Housing Finance Agency, and New York State Urban Development Corporation (Empire State Development Corporation).
Roger has served as special tax counsel in financings for the Jefferson Sales Tax District (Louisiana), Tulsa County (Oklahoma) Home Finance Authority, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, the City of Kenner, Louisiana, Jefferson Parish (Louisiana) Home Mortgage Authority, and the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission. He has also served as underwriter's counsel to numerous investment banking firms.
- National Association of Bond Lawyers
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. …
- Hawkins Bond Counsel for the 2019 Northeast Deal of the Year
On December 4, 2019, the 18th Edition of the Bond Buyer Deal of the Year awards recognized New York's Battery Park City Authority 2019…
- Hawkins Acts as Bond Counsel for 2008's National "Deal of the Year"
Hawkins once again was part of the financing teams (in each case, as bond counsel) for two “Deal of the Year” transactions in 2008…