Justin focuses on municipal law, state and local finance law, industrial development, tax incentive programs, commercial real estate and corporate compliance. He counsels public benefit corporations, local development corporations and municipalities regarding large commercial development and infrastructure projects. He also provides legal counsel in the areas of public, industrial and commercial finance, formation and administration of special districts, State Environmental Quality Review Act compliance, formation and administration of not-for-profit entities, and general economic development initiatives.
Justin actively serves as general and transaction counsel for industrial development agencies and local development corporations throughout New York state, including industrial development agency lease-leaseback transactions and bond financings. Justin has also served as bond counsel, transaction counsel and borrower counsel for a variety of tax-exempt and taxable bond financings, and project financings, as well as structuring and closing transactions under the New Markets Tax Credit, historic tax credit and low income housing tax credit programs. He has experience with transactions involving public and commercial infrastructure; stadiums; colleges, universities and other section 501(c)(3) organizations; private and public schools; low-income housing facilities; and manufacturing facilities. Justin has been actively involved with infrastructure projects in a variety of industries, including wind and biofuel energy projects, solid waste management facilities, water and wastewater plants, and sports and entertainment facilities. He has represented numerous developers, lenders, and governmental entities in the development, contracting, and financing of projects.
Justin previously served as senior counsel to the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation where he managed environmental infrastructure financings for municipalities, businesses and community agencies throughout New York state. While attending Albany Law School, Justin served as a legislative aide to the New York State Senate, Office of Deputy Majority Leader, and as an intern for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Department of State, and the New York State Assembly.