Mitch Rapaport is a partner in the firm focusing in tax issues related to public finance and infrastructure finance transactions. During his 30 years in practice, Mr. Rapaport has participated in a wide variety of tax-exempt financings, with an emphasis on public-private partnership transactions and other project financings. Mr. Rapaport has worked on numerous public power financings; stadium and convention center transactions; and education, infrastructure and other industrial projects.
What do you focus on?
Having worked for the U.S. Treasury and IRS and in private practice, I focus my work on three main areas, to assist clients in complex tax-exempt finance transactions and related matters.
- I have represented many different types of issuers of tax-exempt bonds in structuring their transactions to comply with the federal tax rules, including cities, counties, states, public power systems and universities.
- I have worked with investment banks, financial advisors and project developers in putting together financings to maximize the use of tax-exempt financings, particularly in projects that involve governmental and private entities working together.
- I have also done a great deal of work on legislative, regulatory and IRS enforcement matters involving tax-exempt finance on behalf of state and local governments, associations, investment banks and investors.