Locke Lord Public Finance Partner Jennifer Capasso Mendonça Elected Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel

October 13, 2022

Locke Lord’s Jennifer Capasso Mendonça, Public Finance Partner based in the Firm’s Boston office, has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel (ACBC).

In addition to Mendonça, Locke Lord’s Margaret Comey, Todd Cooper (who serves on the Board of the organization as Immediate Past President), Karen Grande, Rick Manley, Stephanie Massey, Brenda McDonough and Walter St. Onge hold the distinction of being Fellows of the ACBC.

Mendonça focuses her practice exclusively on all aspects of governmental and tax-exempt finance, as bond counsel, borrower's counsel, underwriters’ counsel, bank counsel and disclosure counsel in a broad variety of tax-exempt and taxable financings. She serves as President of Boston Women in Public Finance, a nonprofit organization for women in the public finance industry that provides educational and professional networking events throughout the year. Additionally, she is actively involved in the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Locke Lord’s Public Finance Practice Group has one of the largest bond counsel practices in the country. For more than 130 years, the Firm has been involved in the law of public borrowing and the federal tax and securities aspects of public debt obligations. The Firm’s public finance lawyers have extensive experience nationwide serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriters’ counsel, issuer’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, bank counsel, special tax counsel and trustee’s counsel for governmental and quasi-governmental issuers, special purpose entities, tax-exempt organizations and other entities and financial institutions.

Locke Lord consistently ranks among the top public finance practices nationally. The Firm was ranked No. 1 on The Bond Buyer’s list of top bond counsel in the nation for competitive sales during the first half of 2022, with 92 issues totaling $2.75 billion, the highest number of issues of any firm in the top 10. The team also ranked fifth in the nation on the Top Special Tax Counsel list, with two issues totaling $138.7 million.