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ConnieCahill

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Managing Partner

"I am proud to be a partner in a firm that puts excellent service to clients at the center of everything it does."

Overview

Biography

Connie is Barclay Damon's managing partner, and she has been a member of the firm’s Management Committee since 2010.

With more than 35 years of public finance experience, she serves as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, borrower counsel, and bank counsel in public finance transactions involving NYS agencies and authorities, industrial development agencies, local development corporations, municipalities, and school districts. Her extensive financing experience involves college and university projects, hospitals, assisted-living facilities, affordable multi-family housing projects, and infrastructure projects.

As bond counsel to more than 100 municipalities and school districts, Connie represents general-obligation clients in the issuance of tax-exempt bonds and notes to finance capital projects, pension obligations, tax certiorari settlements and judgments, the issuance of revenue and tax anticipation notes to finance cash-flow deficits, and the issuance of current refunding bonds to achieve debt-service savings. She represents general-obligation issuers in connection with financings through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation, capital projects financed with energy performance contracts, and non-recourse borrowings through the NYS Municipal Bond Bank Agency.

Connie also develops creative financing solutions and offers advice on disclosure obligations for major underwriting firms active in New York State.

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • New York State Economic Development Council
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Serves as bond counsel to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, the NYS Housing Finance Agency, and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation.
  • Serves as general counsel and bond counsel to industrial development agencies and local development corporations, advising on the Public Authorities Accountability Act, the Public Authorities Reform Act, and guidance issued by the NYS Authorities Budget Office.
  • Represents municipalities on water and sewer projects financed by the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation.
  • Represents school districts on capital projects financed by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.
  • Serves as underwriter’s counsel to all major underwriting firms active in New York State.
  • Serves as bank counsel to banks purchasing tax-exempt bonds and providing credit support in tax-exempt bond transactions.

Prior Experience

  • Barclay Damon LLP, Deputy Managing Partner
  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • State University of New York at Albany School of Business, Accounting Program, Assistant Professor of Graduate-Level Tax Courses

Selected Honors

  • Albany Business Review, Power 50 List, 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Albany "Lawyer of the Year": Public Finance Law, 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Public Finance Law, 2022–2024
  • City & State, Above & Beyond Award, 2021; Western New York Power 100 List, 2021; Upstate Power 100 List, 2022, 2023; Law Power 100 List, 2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated for Very High to Preeminent Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers, “The SEC’s Municipal Continuing Disclosure Compliance Initiative”
  • New York State Bar Association, Women’s Law Section, Key Note Speaker 2019 Annual Meeting

Selected Media

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

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