Hawkins has participated as bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel and disclosure counsel in port, wharf, terminal and harbor financings for a wide range of capital projects and governmental issuers, including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Virgin Islands Port Authority, the Joliet  (Illinois) Port District and other cities, port districts and public authorities.  The firm advises clients on port project financings using limited general obligations, revenue bonds, non-AMT, AMT, tax-exempt and federally taxable bonds, commercial paper and private placements.  Our work in the port sector has included structuring financings secured by a pledge of tariff revenues collected by cruise companies on passengers embarking and disembarking from municipal wharfs.

The following is a representative list of the firm’s recurring bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel engagements in the port sector:

  • Glen Cove (NY)
  • Long Beach (CA)
  • Los Angeles Harbor Department (CA)
  • Port of Newport (OR)
  • San Francisco City & County Port Commission (CA)
  • Virgin Islands Port Authority (VI)