Mr. Mayer has been a practicing public finance attorney for over 28 years, and has been actively and continuously involved in New Jersey public finance transactions since 1984. He has served as bond counsel to the State of New Jersey, to various state, bi-state and regional authorities, to counties and county authorities, to municipalities and municipal authorities, and to boards of education and fire districts. He has represented national and regional investment banking firms. He has experience with general obligation bonds, revenue bonds and private activity bonds, certificate of participation financings and the related state, tax and securities law requirements.
Mr. Mayer has extensive and detailed knowledge of New Jersey's Local Bond Law. He has prepared and reviewed numerous bond ordinances and the records of proceedings pertaining to their adoption, has prepared applications for and appeared regularly before the Local Finance Board, and has participated in bond anticipation note, special emergency note, tax anticipation note, tax appeal refunding note, emergency note, bond, refunding bond and fiscal year adjustment bond financings on behalf of municipalities located throughout the State. Mr. Mayer has served as bond counsel for various borrowers through the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust financing program, and has served as bond counsel in connection with the dissolution of local authorities. He is a speaker on issues relating to municipal and public finance, addressing municipal clerks' groups on the procedural requirements of bond ordinances and local improvement ordinances under the Local Bond Law.
Mr. Mayer also has extensive experience as a transactional lawyer, including involvement with franchises and franchise agreements, real estate acquisition, development and financing projects, conventional secured financings, asset sale transactions and contract preparation and review.
Mr. Mayer has been the responsible attorney for a majority of the firm's municipal bond counsel transactions over the last several years.