Steve enjoys a varied practice that involves representation of states, cities, local and regional public authorities (including joint action agencies) and other special purpose entities and conduit issuers as bond counsel, and underwriters as underwriters’ counsel or special counsel. Bond issues have included fixed rate, variable rate and multi-modal structures for, among others (a) general obligation bonds, (b) electric revenue bonds, (c) loan programs for higher education, (d) asset sales, (e) securitizations of cash flows, (f) tax credit and direct pay tax-advantaged bonds such as QECBs, QZABs and QSCBs, (g) economic development financings, and (h) commercial paper and other short-term financing vehicles.
Steve also advises clients with respect securities law disclosure issues, including continuing disclosure, credit and liquidity facilities, derivative products, and authorizing and other legislation.
- National Association of Bond Lawyers
- New York State Bar Association
- Bond Counsel
- Private Placements
- Real Estate Counsel
- Disclosure Counsel
- Underwriters' Counsel
- University of Wisconsin, B.A.
- New York University School of Law, J.D.
- New York
- North Carolina
Recent News & Publications
- 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.…
- 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…
- 2009 Northeast Regional Winners for Bond Buyer Deals
Hawkins acted as counsel to the two winners of The Bond Buyer’s 2009 Regional Deal of the Year awards.…