Tony focuses his practice on municipal finance-related federal tax law, with an emphasis on tax-exempt governmental facilities financings, qualified 501(c)(3), exempt facility and qualified small issue and other private activity bond financings, tax revenue anticipation and other working capital financings, advance refunding structures, interest rate swap and other municipal finance-related derivative products, defense of IRS bond examinations and taxable bond and tax credit bond financings for state and local governments and other eligible borrowers.
Tony also has experience in general federal corporate taxation and tax dispute work. He is a regular speaker and panelist on federal tax law issues at the National Association of Bond Lawyers’ tax seminars and Bond Attorneys’ Workshops, and served from 2002 to 2003 as Editor-in-Chief of NABL’s treatise, Federal Taxation of Municipal Bonds. In addition, he served as Chair of NABL’s 2008 Tax and Securities Law Institute and has been on NABL’s Board of Directors since 2009. Tony served as the President of NABL from 2014-2015. He is currently serving as Immediate Past President of NABL. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel.
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1991
Member, Columbia Law Review (1989-1990)
Notes Editor, Columbia Law Review (1990-1991)
Union College, B.A., 1986
summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1992
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1992