Consultants play an important role in economic development. They bring experience and expertise to the many components of development, including planning, cost-benefit analysis, engineering and design, construction, and financing.
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Hodgson Russ attorneys facilitate the U.S. legal aspects of transactions around the world. We practice in virtually every substantive area of law and generally use multidisciplinary work teams to serve the specific, often complex, needs of our clients, which include public and privately held businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit institutions, and individuals. We serve as bond counsel to a wide variety of public issuers, assisting from beginning to end on transactions ranging from highly complex refundings and revenue bond transactions to simple note financings. We routinely act as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and trustee’s counsel, and handle environmental/SEQRA matters in connection with the issuance of revenue bonds, general obligation bonds and notes and certificates of participation for issuers located throughout New York State and elsewhere. Our attorneys currently serve as bond counsel to approximately 100 state and local public authorities and public benefit corporations, including industrial development agencies and local development corporations, and more than 250 municipalities, school districts, and fire districts throughout New York. We also provide advice to municipalities, Chambers of Commerce and private entities regarding the implementation and economic impact of the Upstate NY Economic Development Gaming Act. With offices in Albany, Buffalo, Saratoga Springs, and New York, New York; Palm Beach, Florida; and Toronto, Ontario, Hodgson Russ is the largest law firm based in Western New York and one of the 200 largest in the country.