Eric focuses his practice on public finance and tax-related matters, corporate operations, and regulatory compliance issues. He maintains a particular focus on providing tax counsel to organizations, municipalities, state and local issuers, including Industrial Development Agencies and Local Development Corporations as well as school districts, and other parties involved in public development projects.
Public Finance & Tax Matters
As tax counsel, Eric advises clients on matters relating to the structuring of financings, general obligation bonds, revenue bonds and other financing vehicles to ensure they comply with the tax law. These include, among others issues, determination of valid purpose, evaluation of private use, analysis of arbitrage and rebate as well as securing private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service. Eric also serves as bond counsel to municipalities and school districts, and, further, represents issuers, underwriters, purchasers and borrowers of tax-exempt revenue debt in the areas of health care, education, and housing.
Eric counsels clients in initial corporate structurings, securing and maintaining state and federal tax exemptions, as well as in issues of governance and ongoing operations. He routinely represents tax-exempt organizations in matters before the Internal Revenue Service as well as before various state agencies charged with regulatory oversight of not-for-profit organizations.
Health Care Industry
Eric advises various types of health care organizations, including for-profit and not-for-profit institutional providers, insurers, and municipalities in matters involving health care transactions, contracting, hospital-physician affiliations and state and federal regulatory compliance. His transactional practice focuses on joint ventures, acquisitions, and the development and implementation of clinically integrated networks. He routinely represents clients before federal and state regulatory enforcement agencies and contractors, particularly in reimbursement-related fraud and abuse matters.