Joe E. Forrester: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Joe E. Forrester

Counsel
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212-912-2883

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Practice Areas

  • Public Finance
  • Healthcare
 
University Tulane University, B.A., cum laude, 1969
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia, J.D., 1973; New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1977
 
Admitted1974, New York; 1977, Arizona
 
Memberships 

Memberships

American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers

 
BornHouston, Texas, May 2, 1947
 
Biography

Mr. Forrester joined the Firm in June 2008 after over 35 years of experience in the public finance area, first as a lawyer and more recently as an investment banker. Both as a lawyer and as a banker, Mr. Forrester focused on public finance transactions presenting unique or difficult Federal tax or other legal issues. Mr. Forrester was primarily responsible for development of the first forward delivery bond structure (First Boston's REDs product) and the development of the senior/subordinated refunding structure for large reserve fund model SRF programs. Mr. Forrester is a member of the American Bar Association's Sections of Taxation and Business Law, the New York State Bar Association's Section of Taxation and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Experience

Edwards Wildman Acts as Bond Counsel on $4.8 Million IHDA Housing Deal for Elgin

Edwards Wildman has acted as bond counsel to the Illinois Housing Development Authority to successfully close its $4,865,000 bond issuance to expand affordable housing options in Elgin, IL.

Edwards Wildman Acts as Bond Counsel for $40+ Million Cicero Economic Development Deal

Edwards Wildman acted as bond counsel to the Town of Cicero, Cook County, IL, to successfully close its $4,690,000 Series 2014A Illinois General Obligation Corporate Purpose Refunding Bonds.

Edwards Wildman Serves as Bond Counsel in Refunding Bonds and Debt Certificates for Six Chicago-Area Communities

Edwards Wildman served as bond counsel for six south suburbs of Chicago, members of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, in the closing of six refunding deals and the winding up of SSMMA's bond pool program.

MassHousing Single Family Housing Bonds - Series 163-166

Edwards Wildman served as bond counsel to the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency in connection with its $150,000,000 Single Family Housing Revenue Bonds, Series 163-166, consisting of a combination of taxable and tax-exempt AMT and Non-AMT bonds.

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.

CHFA Housing Mortgage Finance Program Revenue Bonds, 2013 Series B

Edwards Wildman serves as co-bond counsel to the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority in connection with its single family and multifamily mortgage revenue bond financings.

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 - President Signs Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
December 2010 publication

News
Edwards Wildman Acts as Bond Counsel on $4.8 Million IHDA Housing Deal for Elgin
April 8, 2014
Edwards Wildman Acts as Bond Counsel for $40+ Million Cicero Economic Development Deal
March 13, 2014
Edwards Wildman Serves As Bond Counsel in Refunding Bonds and Debt Certificates For Six Chicago-Area Communities
December 13, 2013
Joe E. Forrester Joins Edwards Wildman as Counsel
July 14, 2008

 
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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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Joe E. Forrester

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200




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