Walsh & Walsh, LLP


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Joan B. Bleikamp

Joan B. Bleikamp concentrates her practice in the area of municipal finance. She has acted as bond counsel to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York as well as to towns, villages, cities, counties, school districts, fire districts and other municipal corporations in New York State. She has extensive experience in acting as bond counsel to municipalities in connection with the New York Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan programs administered by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation. She has also acted as bond counsel to several industrial development agencies in New York State and the Vermont Industrial Development Authority.

In addition to acting as bond counsel, Ms. Bleikamp has represented underwriters and trustees in municipal and public authority finance transactions in New York, Vermont, Maine, Georgia, Kansas and Missouri. She has participated in a wide variety of financing transactions, including letter of credit secured revenue debt structures, lower floaters and multimodal financings, as well as more traditional general obligation municipal finance transactions. She had lead drafting responsibility in the creation of a successful collateralized letter of credit program that has been used by two lending institutions in connection with both tax-exempt and taxable bond offerings.

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Ms. Bleikamp has also acted as special counsel to several municipalities in New York State which have received funding for community development projects through the Canal Corridor Initiative, a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Ms. Bleikamp graduated cum laude from Albany Law School of Union University in 1983. She is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Ms. Bleikamp is a Member of the firm. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, October 22, 1953; admitted to bar, 1984, New York and U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York. Education: Colorado State University (B.S., with honors, 1975); Pennsylvania State University (M.A., 1978); Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., cum laude, 1983). Member: National Association of Bond Lawyers. Practice Areas: Municipal and Public Authority Finance.

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