Holland & Knight Expands Public Finance Team with Additions in Florida and New York
MIAMI (January 22, 2024) – Holland & Knight has strengthened its national Public Finance Team with the addition of Senior Counsel Denise Ganz in West Palm Beach and Of Counsel Jeannette Bond in New York. Both attorneys previously practiced at Greenspoon Marder.
"We are thrilled to be adding these two highly experienced attorneys to our public finance practice," said Woody Vaughan, head of the firm's national Public Finance Team. "Their combined knowledge of the public finance industry will enhance the services that we provide to our clients."
Ms. Ganz has nearly 40 years of experience in public finance. In addition to representing counties, cities, school districts, community development districts, water management districts and other special districts as bond counsel and disclosure counsel, Ms. Ganz has represented major investment banking firms as underwriter's counsel. She also has regularly served as borrower's counsel for not-for-profit corporations and developer's counsel to various real estate developers in a variety of tax-exempt financings. Ms. Ganz received a J.D. degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a B.S. degree from the University of Florida.
For more than 40 years, Ms. Bond has practiced in the public finance area, concentrating on the federal tax aspects of tax-exempt bonds. Ms. Bond has served as special tax counsel for bonds of state and local governments and authorities, including advance refunding issues of the state of New Jersey. She has extensive experience advising on numerous IRS audits of bond transactions and has helped clients obtain private letter rulings from the IRS. In addition, Ms. Bond assists issuers and conduit borrowers in developing and implementing post-issuance tax compliance procedures relating to their bond issues. Ms. Bond received a J.D. degree from Rutgers Law School, an LL.M. degree from New York University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Rutgers University.
As part of Holland & Knight's Financial Services Group, the Public Finance Team is staffed with more than 20 attorneys around the country, as well as a senior policy advisor, who collectively devote all or a portion of their practice to public finance, including in-house tax counsel. The Public Finance Team has participated in governmental debt issues since the 1960s and has been listed in The Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace (the Red Book) since 1975.