Antonio D. Martini: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Antonio D. Martini

Partner
Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone617-239-0571

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Practice Areas

  • Public Finance
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Manufacturing
 
University Union College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1986
 
Law SchoolColumbia University, J.D., 1991
 
Admitted1991, California; 1992, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1993, U.S. Tax Court; 1999, Massachusetts
 
Memberships 

Memberships

National Association of Bond Lawyers
Boston Bar Association
American College of Bond Counsel

 
BornNew York, N.Y., 1964
 
Biography

Antonio Martini focuses his practice on municipal finance-related federal tax law, with an emphasis on:
•Tax-exempt governmental facilities financing
•Qualified 501(c)(3), exempt facility and qualified small issue and other private activity bond financings
•Tax revenue anticipation and other working capital financings
•Advance refunding structures
•Municipal finance-related derivative products
•Defense of IRS bond examinations
•Taxable bond and tax credit bond financings for state and local governments and other eligible borrowers

Mr. Martini also has experience in general federal corporate taxation and tax dispute work. He is a regular speaker and panelist on federal tax law issues at the National Association of Bond Lawyers' tax seminars and Bond Attorneys' Workshops, and served from 2002 to 2003 as Editor-in-Chief of NABL's treatise, Federal Taxation of Municipal Bonds. In addition, he served as Chair of NABL's 2008 Tax and Securities Law Institute and has been on the Board of Directors since 2009. Mr. Martini served as the Secretary of the NABL from 2010-2011, and then on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the NABL, in the post of Treasurer from 2011-2012. Mr. Martini is President of the NABL for the 2014-2015 term. Mr. Martini has also recently been elected a fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel.

He was also included as a Rising Star in the area of Bonds & Government Finance by the Massachusetts Super Lawyers publication.
•Provides principal tax support to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the States of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, and to the City of Boston, Massachusetts for their tax-exempt bond financing programs.

•Serves as bond counsel to the Vermont Economic Development Authority, the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, the Business Finance Authority of New Hampshire and the Finance Authority of Maine and as underwriter's and remarketing agent counsel to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with numerous 501(c)(3) and corporate financings, including financings for Waste Management, Inc., ISO New England, Boston College High School, and Xaverian Brother High School.

Experience

Edwards Wildman is Bond Counsel for $496 million Bond Issue to Benefit Partners HealthCare System

Edwards Wildman was bond counsel to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency in connection with the issuance on January 30, 2014 of $496,040,000 aggregate principal amount of tax exempt bonds in 5 series to benefit Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Edwards Wildman Represents Northeastern University in Connection with $250 Million Bond Issue to Finance New Science and Engineering Facility

Edwards Wildman represented Northeastern University as bond counsel and borrower's counsel in connection with the issuance of $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of tax-exempt and taxable bonds, which were issued on January 23, 2014. The proceeds of the bonds will be used by the university primarily to finance the construction, furnishing and equipping of a new, approximately 225,000 square foot, six-story Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building (ISEB).

Trustees of Boston College 501(c)(3) Revenue Bonds

Edwards Wildman has a long history of serving as bond counsel in connection with the issuance of qualified 501(c)(3) bonds by the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (and its predecessor) for the Trustees of Boston College.

State of Vermont Transportation Infrastructure Bonds

Edwards Wildman served as bond counsel in connection with the issuance by the State of Vermont of its $11,165,000 Special Obligation Transportation Infrastructure Bonds, 2013 Series A, which were issued in August 2013.

Southcoast Health System 501(c)(3) Revenue Bonds

Edwards Wildman has a long history of serving as bond counsel in connection with the issuance of qualified 501(c)(3) bonds by the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (and its predecessor) for the benefit of Southcoast Health System, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit corporation that oversees and coordinates a series of affiliated corporations that provide a broad range of health care and related services to southeastern Massachusetts and adjoining communities in Rhode Island.

MassHousing TEMPS Bonds

In late 2012, the Edwards Wildman public finance team served as bond counsel to the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency for the issuance of approximately $120 million in Residential Mortgage Revenue Bonds (Mortgage-Backed Securities) 2012 Series A and Series B.

Northeastern University 501(c)(3) Revenue Bonds

Edwards Wildman has served as bond counsel and borrower's counsel to Northeastern University in connection with the issuance of qualified 501(c)(3) bonds by the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (and its predecessor) for the benefit of Northeastern University and also in connection with the direct issuance of corporation bonds by the University.

Vermont Special Obligation Transportation Infrastructure Bonds

In 2012, a team of Edwards Wildman public finance lawyers served as bond counsel to the State of Vermont for the $10,820,000 Special Obligation Transportation Infrastructure Bonds 2012 Series A.

Massachusetts Port Authority - GARB Revenue Bonds, Series 2012-A and Series 2012-B

Edwards Wildman has served as disclosure counsel to the Massachusetts Port Authority with respect to all of its financings since 1997.

Bowdoin College Century Bonds

Our public finance team served as bond counsel to Bowdoin College in June 2012 for its $128,500,000 offering of century bonds, which were structured to mature in July 2112, one hundred years after issuance, at an historically low interest rate of 4.693%.

Insights
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: IRS Provides Interim Guidance as to Private Business Use and Accountable Care Organizations and Expands Safe-Harbors for Qualified Management Contracts
November 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - October 2014 Update on Federal Budget Sequestration Affecting Build America Bonds and Other Direct Pay Bonds
October 2014
February 2014 Update on Federal Budget Sequestration Affecting Build America Bonds and Other Direct Pay Bonds
February 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: The Municipal Advisor Rules - Why Municipal Bond Market Participants Should Care
January 30, 2014
January 2014 Update on Federal Budget Sequestration Affecting Build America and Other Direct Pay Bonds
January 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: Update on Federal Budget Sequestration Affecting Direct Pay Bonds
October 3, 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - IRS Releases Publication 5091, Voluntary Compliance for Tax-Exempt and Tax-Credit Bonds
June 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Update on Federal Budget Sequestration Affecting Build America and Other Direct Pay Bonds
March 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Update on Federal Budget Sequestration and Other “Fiscal Cliff” Developments Affecting Direct Pay and Tax-Exempt Bonds
January 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - The National Association of Bond Lawyers Releases White Paper on Federal Tax Reform Issues Relating to Tax-Exempt Bonds
September 2012

News
Edwards Wildman's Tony Martini Comments on the IRS Releasing Final Regulations on Arbitrage Rebate Overpayments in The Bond Buyer
November 13, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Tony Martini Comments on the IRS Interim Guidance in The Bond Buyer
October 28, 2014
Edwards Wildman Partner and Incoming NABL President Tony Martini Details Group's Priorities in The Bond Buyer
September 16, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Tony Martini Congratulates the NABL Award Winners in The Bond Buyer
September 8, 2014
Tony Martini Elected as a fellow at the American College of Bond Counsel
August 25, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Tony Martini is President-Elect of NABL
October 7, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Tony Martini Nominated as President-Elect of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, Reports The Bond Buyer
August 13, 2013
Bond Team Advises Client in Bond Buyer 'Deal of the Year'
December 9, 2011
Antonio Martini to Serve as Secretary of NABL
November 1, 2010
Firm Congratulates Antonio D. Martini On Election
November 17, 2009

 
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October 2014 Update on Federal Budget Sequestration Affecting Build America Bonds and Other Direct Pay Bonds
Joe E. Forrester,Christie Lombard Martin,Antonio D. Martini, October 23, 2014
As described in previous client advisories, direct pay bond subsidy payments are subject to sequestration through fiscal year 2024 unless Congress takes action to modify or eliminate the sequester. In a release issued on October 16, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service confirmed that the...

February 2014 Update on Federal Budget Sequestration Affecting Build America Bonds and Other Direct Pay Bonds
Joe E. Forrester,Christie Lombard Martin,Antonio D. Martini, February 27, 2014
On February 15, 2014, President Obama signed into law S. 25, An Act to ensure that the reduced annual cost-of-living adjustment to the retired pay of members and former members of the Armed Forces under the age of 62 required by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 will not apply to members or former...

The "Municipal Advisor Rules" - Why Municipal Bond Market Participants Should Care
Mark-David Adams,Antonio D. Martini, February 5, 2014
On July 1, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) will begin enforcing its final rules (the “SEC Final Rule”) relative to the registration of municipal advisors. The SEC Final Rule is a result of the requirements of Section 975 of the Title IX of the...



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