Douglas E. Goodfriend

Douglas Goodfriend,

a New York Public Finance partner, has extensive experience in municipal general obligation financings for various New York counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts and fire districts. He frequently serves as bond counsel to municipal issuers participating in the financing programs of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation and the grant and loan programs of the Rural Development division of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Mr. Goodfriend’s specialized areas of New York municipal law interest include open spaces programs and financings, town and county improvement district formation, consolidation and improvement, innovative lease-purchase financings, bond resolution referendum law, village local improvement programs and the drafting of local laws and propositions, as well as state legislation on behalf of clients.

Mr. Goodfriend is a frequent speaker at municipal professional organizations on local finance law, federal securities law and federal tax matters affecting municipal debt issuance.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) General Obligation Bonds and 2) School Finance
Law School J.D., Columbia Law School, 1985
Education B.A., New College of the University of South Florida, 1973
Bar Member / Association State bar of New York
Most recent firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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