Jennifer Capasso Mendonça, a Boston-based Senior Associate in the Public Finance Practice at Locke Lord, has been selected as a “2015 Up & Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Mendonça and the other honorees will be recognized at the annual “Excellence in the Law” event on May 14 at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston.
Mendonça focuses her practice exclusively on all aspects of governmental and tax-exempt finance, as bond counsel, borrower’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel, bank counsel and disclosure counsel in a broad variety of tax-exempt and taxable financings. She has extensive experience serving as bond counsel, borrower’s counsel and underwriter’s counsel for taxable and tax-exempt borrowings for a variety of educational, healthcare and charitable institutions such as Northeastern University, Dartmouth College, Boston College, Boston University, Emerson College, Caregroup, Inc., Boston Children’s Hospital and the Museum of Fine Arts, among others. She also serves as bond counsel to the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, the Illinois Housing Development Authority and the City of Chicago in connection with single family and multifamily affordable housing transactions, as well as disclosure counsel to the Massachusetts Port Authority.
Mendonça has been involved in fundraising efforts for Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) since she started working at the Firm. She has been co-chairing the annual GBLS Associates/Counsel drive in the Boston office for many years, and commencing in 2014 (and again this year) she is also serving as co-chair of the City-wide drive. During this time, the Firm’s Boston office has achieved numerous awards as a “star performer” in the large firm category. Mendonça is a board member and serves as co-chair of the Associates Committee of Boston Women in Public Finance, Inc., an organization that advances leadership and educational opportunities for public and private sector women in finance and government in the Greater Boston area. She also was a member of the 2014 class of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Boston’s Future Leaders Program.