- Debt Finance & Capital Markets
- Public Finance
- Municipal Insolvency and Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
- Educational Institutions
- Energy & Cleantech
- Government and Public Sector
- Banking & Financial Institutions
|Contact Info||Telephone: 617 239 0177|
|University ||Syracuse University, A.B.|
|Law School||Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude Managing Editor, Suffolk University Law Review|
|Admitted||Massachusetts; Rhode Island|
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Rhode Island Government Finance Officers Association
Rhode Island Bar Association
Rhode Island Bar Foundation Fellow
|Born||Providence, Rhode Island, December 4, 1960|
Ms. Grande has concentrated her practice in the area of revenue bonds and general obligation bonds, and regularly handles state law issues relating to the issuance of bonds.
Ms. Grande represents government agencies and instrumentalities and has substantial experience working with first-time issuers. She often counsels clients with unusual problems and special situations, and provides broad-based municipal law advice to municipal clients relating to application and amendment of their charters and the drafting and passage of legislation. Most recently, she has developed expertise relating to finances of distressed communities, focusing on powers of municipalities in proceedings under Chapter 9 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
Ms. Grande has served as bond counsel to cities and towns as well as to many state, regional and municipal agencies which finance public projects including school projects, student loans, health care facilities, public water supply and wastewater projects, recreational facilities and economic development projects. She has been named the Best Lawyers' 2015 Providence Public Finance Lawyer of the Year. She has also been listed in both The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Public Finance Law as well as a Rhode Island Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters.
•Serves as counsel advising institutions of higher education and health care providers on bond financings for educational and health care facilities.
•Serves as underwriter's counsel to various investment banking firms, both locally and in New York.
•Developed a wealth of experience on wastewater issues, having served as bond counsel for sewer utility financings and as borrower's counsel to various cities and towns in connection with wastewater financings.
•Has worked with public water supply systems on infrastructure projects for safe drinking water.
•Provides advice and renders opinions in connection with the issuance of general obligation bonds by governmental issuers at all levels and has significant experience advising governmental entities regarding creative financing solutions.
Before Edwards Wildman
Prior to joining the Firm's Public Finance Group, Karen spent 18 years in the public finance group at another Rhode Island law firm.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Karen is on the Board of Directors of the Greenwood Credit Union. She is a graduate of Leadership Rhode Island, a program designed to educate leaders to serve as catalysts for positive change. Karen has served on the Board of Trustees/Elders of the Greenwood Community Church and serves as Chairperson of the Church's Investment Committee. As a double major in English and Music in college, Karen particularly enjoys reading and choral music.
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