Overview

Neal Pandozzi is Co-Chair of the firm’s Public Finance group.  He has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, borrower’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel, trustee’s counsel, and lender’s counsel in a wide variety of bond transactions, including general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, taxable and tax-exempt industrial revenue bonds, lease revenue bonds, certificates of participation, tax-exempt leases, drinking water and wastewater financings, transportation and airport financings, student loan financings, and 501(c)(3) bond transactions.  He has also represented clients in various corporate and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial finance, corporate formation and governance, contract negotiations and affordable housing transactions.

Neal has drafted primary financing documents, including master indentures, loan and trust agreements, lease agreements, official statements, purchase contracts, blue sky memoranda, resolutions, closing certificates, legislation, and opinions.  He is experienced in conducting due diligence and legal research with respect to the federal securities laws, as well as state and municipal law issues relating to the issuance of bonds.

During law school, Neal served as Editor-in-Chief of the Roger Williams University Law Review.  In addition, he served as an intern with the Honorable Justice Robert G. Flanders of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

As an alumnus, Neal remains actively involved with the Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island.

Education

  • Boston University, (L.L.M, 2000)
  • Roger Williams University, (J.D., 1999)
  • Providence College, (B.A., magna cum laude, 1995)

Admissions

  • Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts
Representative Matters
  • Represent the Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation as Co-Bond Counsel in connection with its Tax-Exempt Equipment Lease Financing Program
  • Represented Gordon College in connection with $31,173,021.88 Massachusetts Development Finance Agency Revenue Notes, Gordon College Issue, Series 2020 and $2,000,000 Revolving Line of Credit from Investors Bank dated October 30, 2020
  • Represented TD Bank, N.A. as lender’s counsel in connection with the substitution of a Standby Bond Purchase Agreement for $85,500,000 Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corporation Higher Education Facilities Revenue Bonds (Brown University Issue – 2005 Series A) (Variable Rate Bonds)
  • Represented TD Bank, N.A. as lender’s counsel in connection with a $10,000,000 Revolving Line of Credit dated July 1, 2020 for the benefit of Bryant University
  • Represented TD Bank, N.A. as lender’s counsel in connection with the substitution of a letter of credit for the $107,665,000 Massachusetts Department of Transportation Metropolitan Highway System Revenue Bonds (Senior), Variable Rate Demand Obligations, 2010 Series A-2
  • Represented Barclays Capital, Inc. as underwriter’s counsel in connection with the $177,180,000 The Commonwealth of Massachusetts General Obligation Refunding Bonds, 2020 Series A (Multi-Modal Bonds)
  • Represented Barclays Capital, Inc. as underwriter’s counsel in connection with the $66,190,000 Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency Housing Bonds, 2020 Series D (Non-AMT) (Sustainability Bonds), consisting of $63,210,000 Housing Bonds, 2020 Series D-1 (Non-AMT) and $2,980,000 Housing Bonds, 2020 Series D-2 (Non-AMT), and $50,560,000 Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency Housing Bonds, 2020 Series E (Federally Taxable)
  • Represented Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC as underwriter’s counsel in connection with the $13,970,000 Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank Efficient Buildings Fund Revenue Bonds, Series 2020 A (Green Bonds)
  • Represented Samuel A. Ramirez & Co. Inc. as underwriter’s counsel in connection with the $12,765,000 Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank Municipal Road and Bridge Revolving Fund Revenue Bonds, Series 2020 A
Seminars / Publications

Microcast

The LIBOR Phase-Out: What Borrowers Should Know Now

Seminars

  • Presenter, The Municipal Liquidity Facility – Lending Lifeline or Last Resort in the Age of COVID-19, AP&S Webinar, June 30, 2020.

Publications

  • Getting Down to Business: A Pocket Guide to the Revised Rhode Island Business Corporation Act, 10 Roger Williams U.L Rev. 719 (2005).
  • Beware of Banks Bearing Gifts: Gramm-Leach-Bliley and the Constitutionality of Federal Financial Privacy Legislation, 55 U. Miami L. Rev. 163 (2001).
  • Note, Reversal of Fortunato: Textualism Un-Dunn in State v. Dunn, 3 Roger Williams U.L. Rev. 253 (1999)
Honors
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 and 2021 in the field of Public Finance Law.
Best Lawyers 2021
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
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