Karen S. D. Grande: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Karen S. D. Grande

Partner
Providence,  RI  U.S.A.
Phone401-455-7608

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Practice Areas

  • Debt Finance & Capital Markets
  • Public Finance
  • Municipal Insolvency and Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
  • Healthcare
  • Educational Institutions
  • Energy & Cleantech
  • Government and Public Sector
 
University Florida State University; Syracuse University, A.B., 1982
 
Law SchoolSuffolk University, J.D., cum laude, 1987
 
Admitted1987, Rhode Island; 1988, Massachusetts
 
Memberships 

Memberships

National Association of Bond Lawyers
Rhode Island Government Finance Officers Association
Rhode Island Bar Association
Rhode Island Bar Foundation Fellow

 
BornProvidence, Rhode Island, December 4, 1960
 
Biography

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 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.

Industries

Educational Institutions

Energy & Cleantech

Government

Healthcare

Memberships

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Rhode Island Government Financial Officers Association

Rhode Island Bar Association

Rhode Island Bar Foundation (Fellow)

 
ISLN906937288
 


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Office Information

Karen S. D. Grande

2800 Financial Plaza
ProvidenceRI 02903




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