Jon focuses his practice on municipal and infrastructure finance, public authority finance, stadium finance, economic development, housing finance, project finance, government relations and privatization and securitization of public assets.
Jon has broad experience developing innovative legal structures for state and local bond issuers and investment bankers. He has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, developer’s counsel and trustee counsel for tax-exempt and taxable transactions in various areas, including economic development, housing, transportation, infrastructure, education, sports facilities, non-profit organizations, pilot bond, loan securitization, solid waste, water and wastewater.
Jon most recently served as co-chair of public and project finance group for an AmLaw 100 firm. He has also led the New York public finance group of an international firm. Earlier in his career, Jon worked as an investment banker in the public finance department of a major investment bank, providing him with a unique 360-degree view of the financing of transactions.
Since the mid-1990s, Jon has served in numerous high-level governmental capacities in New York State and New York City. By appointment of the Governor of New York and confirmation by the New York State Senate, Jon served as chairman of both the Municipal Assistance Corporation for the City of New York and the Chairman of the New York Public Asset Fund. He also served five years on the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversees public transit infrastructure in New York City and New Jersey. Jon’s experience on governmental boards has provided him with a deepened perspective on financing governmental projects.