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
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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)


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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...

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...
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