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Wadleigh, Starr & Peters is one of the premier New Hampshire law firms with longstanding experience serving as counsel to borrowers, purchasers, and issuers in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. The Public Finance team has acted as counsel in connection with well over a billion dollars in tax-exempt bond financings, and each year the Firm is involved with dozens of bond issues. Our Public Finance attorneys offer a full spectrum of public finance services and possess the requisite expertise in the federal tax and securities laws applicable to municipal bonds. Furthermore, we are able to rely on a wide range of attorney resources in the areas of commercial real estate and business and finance law. Drawing on our extensive experience with a wide range of bond issues, we are able to provide our clients with creative, effective, and cost-efficient service.

In addition to serving as general counsel to the New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority, the Firm represents health, education and social services institutions throughout the state. The Firm has helped these institutions finance a wide range of projects, including the construction, expansion and renovation of schools, colleges, universities, hospitals, nursing homes and continuing care retirement communities. Additionally, the firm has represented local and national banks throughout New England in the direct purchase of tax-exempt bonds issued on behalf of non-profits.

Representative Transactions:

  • The Elliot Hospital of the City of Manchester – served as counsel to The Elliot Hospital of the City of Manchester in connection with the issuance of $130 million of bonds on behalf of the hospital, the proceeds of which were used for the construction of an ambulatory care center and debt refinancing.
  • Saint Anselm College – served as counsel to Saint Anselm College in connection with the issuance of $62 million of bonds on behalf of the college, the proceeds of which were used for the construction of a dormitory and for debt consolidation and refinancing.
  • The Huntington at Nashua – served as counsel to The Huntington at Nashua in connection with the issuance of $43 million of bonds, the proceeds of which were used for the construction of a continuing care retirement community.