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Business and Finance

Our Business and Finance Group is widely recognized as one of the finest in the region. Whether you are executing a bet-the-company transaction or simply updating your standard employment forms, you will have the full attention of an experienced lawyer who asks the questions that haven’t occurred to you yet, who commands a whole spectrum of ways to engineer contract terms to address the issues specific to your business, and who knows how to negotiate – and how to close – to achieve your objectives.

Tax-Exempt and Public Finance

Business and Finance

The Firm serves as counsel to issuers, underwriters, and trustees in a variety of tax- exempt issuances for project finance and general obligation bonds. Our business lawyers who work with our charter school clients have been especially active in this area during the past few years, as charter schools have gained access to the public finance market to build and renovate school facilities. The Firm’s well-regarded Government Relations Practice has established valuable contacts with officials at the various public finance authorities in the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that have proven especially useful during complex transactions.

Experience

We also serve as counsel to borrowers and investors in connection with all types of tax advantaged financings, including leveraged ESOPs, New Market Tax Credits, rehabilitation and historic rehabilitation tax credits, and low income housing tax credits. The lawyers in our Tax Practice have extensive experience with tax credit financings and structuring financings involving pension funds and other tax exempt investors and use their knowledge of the federal Internal Revenue Code and applicable state laws to maximize our clients’ access to tax-exempt finance transactions.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision Leaves Charter Schools Wondering – What Now?

In a bipartisan decision last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in West Philadelphia Achievement Charter Elementary School v. School District of Philadelphia, No. 31 EM 2014, 2016 WL 616748 (Pa. Feb. 16, 2016), that the School Reform Commission overstepped its bounds in attempting to suspend provisions of the state’s Charter School Law for purposes of unilaterally imposing enrollment caps on charter schools in the School District of Philadelphia (the “District”). ...More

Business and Finance

Our Business and Finance Group is widely recognized as one of the finest in the region. Whether you are executing a bet-the-company transaction or simply updating your standard employment forms, you will have the full attention of an experienced lawyer who asks the questions that haven’t occurred to you yet, who commands a whole spectrum of ways to engineer contract terms to address the issues specific to your business, and who knows how to negotiate – and how to close – to achieve your objectives.