Christie L. Martin


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Practice Areas

  • Public Finance
  • Tax
  • Health Law
  • Nonprofits
  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Financial Services
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.1769
Fax: 617-542-2241
University College of the Holy Cross, B.A., cum laude, 1992; University of Massachusetts, M.P.A., 1995
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2000
Admitted2000, Maine; 2001, Massachusetts

Christie counsels government entities and 501(c)(3) organizations as well as investment bankers and banks in connection with the tax-exempt financing of projects for public and nonprofit organizations. Her practice focuses on municipal finance-related federal tax law relevant to the 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.

Christie often acts as counsel to issuers and borrowers in connection with IRS bond examinations and the IRS voluntary closing agreement program. She also works with borrowers and issuers to develop written post-issuance compliance procedures. In addition, Christie currently serves as editor-in-chief of the Federal Taxation of Municipal Bonds Deskbook, published by the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Representative Matters
• 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 in connection with bonds and notes issued 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 bonds issued for Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Recognitions & Awards
• Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
• Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
• Member, Maine Bar Association

Mintz Levin Adds Christie Lombard Martin to Public Finance Practice, (05.04.2015)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Bond counsel to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Bond counsel to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency in connection with bonds and notes issued for the financing of various capital projects for institutions of higher education and hospitals; Bond counsel to Partners HealthCare System, Inc. with respect to bonds issued by the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency

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IRS Revamps Proposed Issue Price Definition for Municipal Bonds
Christie L. Martin,Maxwell D. Solet, June 25, 2015
Treasury and IRS today announced a decision to withdraw the much-criticized portion of the notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register on September 16, 2013 (the “2013 Proposed Regulations”) related to the definition of issue price for tax-advantaged obligations and...

IRS Provides Interim Guidance as to Private Business Use and Accountable Care Organizations and Expands Safe-Harbors for Qualified Management Contracts
Joe E. Forrester,Christie Lombard Martin,Antonio D. Martini, February 17, 2015
On October 24, 2014, the IRS published Notice 2014-67 (the “Notice”) which provides interim guidance for determining whether a State or local government entity or 501(c)(3) organization that benefits from tax-exempt bond financing will be considered to have private business use of its...
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Christie L. Martin

BostonMA 02111


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