Received the highest ranking for legal ability and professional ethics from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.
Kenneth W. Bond
Kenneth W. Bond has 35 years of experience as transaction counsel involving infrastructure and project finance including economic and industrial development, public utility, privatization of public facilities and public purpose facilities. He represents and advises public sector issuers, corporations and financial institutions in the areas of public funds and public debt management, public sector energy projects and policy, and the development of financial services products.
Ken is a member of Squire Sanders public finance and financial services practices. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He is a member of the Council of the State and Local Government Law Section of the American Bar Association, having served as chair of the Public Finance Committee of the Section from 2006 to 2011, and a member of the Legal and Legislative Committee of the New York State Government Finance Officers Association. Ken is a governor of The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., having served as secretary from 1993 to 2010. He is a trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission and co-chair of its Committee on State Fiscal Reform.
Ken is an adjunct professor of state and local government finance law at Albany Law School and is on the advisory board of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel.
- Serving as counsel to municipalities, school districts, district corporations and local public benefit corporations in New York in the authorization and issuance of municipal securities and the management of public funds.
- Serving as counsel to financial institutions in the underwriting of municipal securities and the management of public funds.
- Serving as counsel to not-for-profit and corporate borrowers in public finance transactions.
- Serving as counsel to municipalities in the issuance of public utility debt and public utility debt policy.
- “Conduit Financing: A Primer and Look Around the Corner”, NYSBA, Government, Law and Policy Journal, Fall 2009, Vol. 11, No. 2.
- “Scherzo to a Bond Anticipation Note”, presentation at NYS Association of County/City Managers, October 21, 2008, Bolton Landing, New York, published in NYSBA, Municipal Lawyer, Winter 2009, Vol.23, No. 1.
- “Tax Increment Financing – Can You? Should You?” NYS GFOA Newsletter, December 2007, Vol. 28, No. 4.
- “Some Observations on Annexation, and a Hearty Welcome to the Asian Century”, NYSBA, Government, Law and Policy Journal, Winter 2007, Vol. 9, No. 2.
- “The Perplexing Case of GASB 45”, NYSBA, Municipal Lawyer, Summer 2007, Vol. 21, No. 3.
- “GASB 45: What It means to School Districts”, The Reporter, NYS Association of School Business Officials, March 2007, Vol. 54, No. 8.
- “Predatory Lending – A Trap for the Unwary”, ABA Bank Compliance, July/August, 2002.
- “Industrial Development Bonds in the New Era”, New York Law Journal, March 1984, Vol. 191, No. 61.
- “Toward Revenue Bonds for N.Y. Municipal Finance”, New York Law Journal, September 1983, Vol. 190, No. 63.
- “Enhancing the Security Behind Municipal Obligations: Flushing and US Trust Lead the Way”, Fordham Urban Law Journal, Fall 1977, Vol. VI, No. 1.
- “Municipal Bankruptcy Under the 1978 Amendments to Chapter IX of the Bankruptcy Act”, Fordham Urban Law Journal, Fall 1976, Vol. V, No. 1.
- “Toward Equal Delivery of Municipal Services in the Central Cities”, Fordham Urban Law Journal, Spring 1976, Vol. IV, No. 2.
- “Financing Green and Alternative Energy Projects”, presentation at NYSBA Environmental and Municipal Law Sections Joint Fall Meeting, October 24, 2009, Canandaigua, New York.
- “Public Finance in the Shadow of Global Recession”, presentation at Federal Stimulus Package Conference, Pace University – Institute for Public Policy and Management, June 8, 2009, White Plains, New York.
- “Arise, Ye All on Sinking Ships, Amend the Constitution”, presentation at NYS Association of County/City Managers, May 25, 2009, Bolton Landing, New York.
- “Fiscal First Aid: Preparing for the Unknown”, presentation at the 43rd Annual County Finance School, New York State Association of Counties, May 6, 2009, Syracuse, New York.
- “What Do We Know? And Who Should We Tell?”, presentation at The Robert H. Jackson Center, April 22, 2008, Jamestown, New York.
- “Financing Economic Development Without Raising Taxes: How Can It Be Done?”, presentation to Greater Binghamton Partnership for Progress, February 1, 2008, Binghamton, New York.
- “Managing State and City Budgets Amidst Rising Retiree Costs”, presentation at The Bond Buyer’s 5th Annual Metro Finance Conference, November 15, 2007, New York, New York.
- “TIF Bonds in the Realm of Public/Project Finance”, presentation at 2007 Western New York Alliance Program, October 11, 2007, Buffalo, New York.
- “The Impending Crisis: Preparing a Plan; GASB 45”, presentation at The Bond Buyer’s 4th Annual Metro Finance Conference, December 11, 2006, New York, New York.
- “Municipal Financing of Wind Power”, presentation at Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council Fall 2006 Local Government Workshop, November 17, 2006, Mt. Morris, New York.
- “Transforming New York Local Governments From the 18th to the 21st Century… The Carrot Before the Stick”, presentation at The Robert H. Jackson Center, October 25, 2006, Jamestown, New York.
- “Economic Development for Infrastructure and Housing”, presentation at Fall Council meeting, Section of State and Local Government Law, American Bar Association, October 5, 2007, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
- “Siting Wind Power in New York”, presentation at Putting Theory Into Practice: Local Experience to Date, Government Law Center, Albany Law School, June 16, 2006, Albany, New York.
- “Finance and Economic Development 101”, presentation at International Municipal Lawyers Association 70th Annual Meeting, September 25, 2005, Savannah, Georgia.
- “Fiscal Implications for the State and Local Governments: Public-Private Perspectives”, presentation at Assessing the Fourth Branch of Government Conference, Government Law Center, Albany Law School, March 4, 2005, Albany, New York.
- “The Use of Tax Increment Financing to Stimulate Private Investment and Development – Can It Work?”, presentation at Westchester County Bar Association, December 4, 2004, New York, New York.
- “Pension Bonds and the Capitalization of Expenses in Troubled Times”, presentation at private event, Association of Towns annual meeting, February 15, 2004, New York, New York.
- “Tax Increment Financing”, presentation at Spring Council meeting, Section of State and local Government Law, American Bar Association, September 5, 2004, New Orleans, Louisiana.
- “Pension Obligation Bonds and the Phantom Menace”, presentation at American Bankers Association Corporate Trust Workshop, June 15, 1999, Washington DC.
- “The ABCs of Public Finance”, Albany Law School Institute of Legal Studies, July 12-15, 1999.
- “Privatization of Municipal Services: Legal Issues”, presentation at private event, Association of Towns training and annual meeting, February 20, 1996; presentation at County Attorneys' Association of the State of New York, May 29, 1996, New York, New York.
- “Municipal Ethics: Conflicts of Interest and ‘Pay to Play’", presentation at New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Municipal Law Section CLE program, January 25, 1996, New York, New York.
- “The Role of Towns in Financing Fire Services and Facilities”, presentation at the New York Association of Towns annual meeting, February 18, 2005, New York, New York.
- “Tri-County Taxpayers Case and SEQRA Compliance”, presentation at New York State Association of Towns annual meeting, February 20, 1984, New York, New York.
- “Liability of Chief Fiscal Officers in Handling Public Funds”, presentation at New York State Association of Towns annual meeting, February 21, 1983, New York, New York.
New York University, LL.M., 1976University of California, Hastings, J.D., 1972The Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1969
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