Alexander Deland is special counsel in the firm's Government and Public Finance group and has more than 30 years of experience in the federal tax aspects of municipal finance.
In conjunction with the Government and Public Finance group's work as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, borrower's counsel, and credit enhancement counsel, he provides tax advice and opinions on a wide range of governmental and private activity bond financings, from general obligation bonds, toll bridge revenue bonds and exempt small issue bonds to disaster relief bonds (New York Liberty Bonds issued to assist the recovery from the 9/11 attacks). Alex is particularly experienced with qualified 501(c)(3) bonds for health care facilities, continuing care retirement facilities and educational facilities, as well as various types of "exempt facility" private activity bonds, such as financings for transportation facilities and solid waste disposal facilities.
He has provided tax advice across the spectrum of municipal finance products, including tax-exempt/taxable project revenue credits, tax-exempt bonds issued in conjunction with new market tax credits and commercial mortgage pass-through certificates, PILOT-backed bonds, advance refundings, municipal derivatives and hedges, tax credit bonds, and direct pay subsidy bonds. Alex has obtained Internal Revenue Service letter rulings for prospective bond issuances, represented issuers involved in IRS bond audits, and assisted issuers and borrowers with post-issuance remedial actions, including obtaining relief under the IRS Voluntary Closing Agreement Program (VCAP).
For the National Association of Bond Lawyers, he has served as a panelist at the Association's Bond Attorney's Workshop and as a faculty member at the Association's Tax and Securities Law Institute.
Shown below is a selection of Alexander’s engagements.