Christie Lombard Martin: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Christie Lombard Martin

Partner
Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone617-239-0380

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Practice Areas

  • Public Finance
  • Educational Institutions
  • Healthcare
  • Government and Public Sector
 
University College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1992; University of Massachusetts, M.P.A., 1995
 
Law SchoolHarvard University, J.D., 2000
 
Admitted2000, Maine; 2001, Massachusetts
 
Memberships 

Memberships

National Association of Bond Lawyers
American Bar Association, Vice Chair of the Tax-Exempt Finance subcommittee
Massachusetts Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Maine Bar Association

 
Born1970
 
Biography

Christie Lombard Martin serves as counsel to government entities and 501(c)(3) organizations and to investment bankers and banks in connection with the tax-exempt financing of a variety of projects for public and non-profit organizations. Her practice focuses on municipal finance-related federal tax law related to issuance of general obligation bonds, qualified 501(c)(3) private activity bonds, exempt facility bonds, tax revenue anticipation and other working capital bonds and tax credit bonds. She often acts as counsel to issuers and borrowers in connection with IRS bond examinations and the IRS voluntary closing agreement program and works with borrowers and issuers to develop written post issuance compliance procedures. She currently serves as an editor of the Federal Taxation of Municipal Bonds Deskbook.
•Bond counsel to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with respect to the development and utilization of its commercial paper financing program.

•Bond counsel to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency with respect to its issues of bonds and notes for the financing of various capital projects for Harvard University.

•Bond counsel to the Vermont Economic Development Authority with respect to its tax-exempt commercial paper program.

•Bond counsel to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency with respect to its issues of bonds for Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Experience

Edwards Wildman is Bond Counsel for $1 Billion Commercial Paper Note Issue for Harvard University

Christie Lombard Martin and Sam Gill were bond counsel to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency in connection with the issuance on February 10, 2014 of up to $1 Billion of commercial paper notes to benefit the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

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.

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.

Harvard University Commercial Paper Issue

Edwards Wildman's public finance team in Boston served as bond counsel to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency for the Harvard University $1 Billion Commercial Paper issue dated August 8, 2012.

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%.

New Hampshire Federal Highway Grant Anticipation Bonds

In 2012, our Public Finance lawyers served as bond counsel to the State of New Hampshire for the $98,250,000 Federal Highway Grant Anticipation Bonds 2012 Series.

University Bond Counsel

On March 29, 2012, we represented longtime client Tufts University in the issuance of $250,000,000 Taxable Bonds with a bullet maturity due on April 15, 2112, bearing interest at 5.017%.

Massachusetts Development Finance Agency Revenue Bonds

Our lawyers served as bond counsel to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency for the $331,320,000 Massachusetts Development Finance Agency Revenue Bonds, Partners HealthCare System Issue, Series L (2012) issued January 4, 2012.

Insights
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - October 2014 Update on Federal Budget Sequestration Affecting Build America Bonds and Other Direct Pay Bonds
October 2014 publication
February 2014 Update on Federal Budget Sequestration Affecting Build America Bonds and Other Direct Pay Bonds
February 2014 publication
January 2014 Update on Federal Budget Sequestration Affecting Build America and Other Direct Pay Bonds
January 2014 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: Update on Federal Budget Sequestration Affecting Direct Pay Bonds
October 3, 2013 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - IRS Releases Publication 5091, Voluntary Compliance for Tax-Exempt and Tax-Credit Bonds
June 2013 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Update on Federal Budget Sequestration Affecting Build America and Other Direct Pay Bonds
March 2013 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Update on Federal Budget Sequestration and Other “Fiscal Cliff” Developments Affecting Direct Pay and Tax-Exempt Bonds
January 2013 publication
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 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Federal Budget Sequestration May Reduce Direct Pay Subsidies for Build America Bonds and Other Direct Pay Obligations
September 19, 2012 publication
Client Advisory - IRS Launches Compliance Check Questionnaire Regarding Advance Refunding Issues
May 2011 publication

News
Edwards Wildman Admits 98 Lawyers to Partnership and Elevates Four to Counsel
January 3, 2012
Bond Team Advises Client in Bond Buyer 'Deal of the Year'
December 9, 2011
EAPD Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in Super Lawyers 2009
November 6, 2009
The Firm's Clients Recognized by The Bond Buyer as Deal of the Year Award Winners
December 13, 2007

 
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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...

January 2014 Update on Federal Budget Sequestration Affecting Build America and Other Direct Pay Bonds
Joe E. Forrester,Christie Lombard Martin,Antonio D. Martini, January 10, 2014
On December 26, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, a “top line” budget package for federal fiscal years 2014 and 2015. While the enactment restores a federal budgeting process that has been on hiatus for a number of years and offers a framework for...
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Christie Lombard Martin

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613




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