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Jeffrey Blumenfeld

Of Counsel

Jeff's practice consists primarily of serving as bond counsel and underwriter's counsel in major public offerings of tax-exempt governmental debt in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Over his thirty-five year career, Jeff has accumulated experience in nearly all areas of public finance, representing a variety of issuers (from one-building school districts to bi-state compacts), borrowers, underwriters, trustees, credit enhancers and investors in a wide range of bond issues including: 

  • Traditional tax-backed general obligation bonds for governmental and school purposes
  • Revenue bonds for 
    • Utility systems
    • Airports
    • Hospitals and healthcare facilities
    • Charter schools
    • Single-family mortgage programs and multifamily and student housing projects
    • Toll-based financings for highways and bridges
  • Cash-flow and deficit financings
  • Pension obligations 
  • Green energy (conservation) bonds and energy retrofit project financings
  • Leases and other appropriation-based instruments  

Jeff has participated as counsel in numerous financings for municipalities, counties, local and regional school districts, operating and conduit authorities and agencies at all levels of state government, primarily in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and, more recently, in Illinois. He is a regular panelist at conferences of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. Jeff has served as a guest lecturer on securities law and municipal indebtedness at the graduate school of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, at Rutgers University School of Law-Camden and at the School of Law at Drexel University. Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1976 and his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law-Camden in 1983.