Thomas R. Melloni leads the Municipal Law + Public Finance practice group and is a member of the Business + Transactions, Taxation and Commercial Finance teams at Paul Frank + Collins. Thomas’ primary areas of practice include commercial lending, municipal law and public finance, and business law. Thomas regularly works with banks and private financiers in connection with secured lending activities throughout New England, including lines of credit, equipment leasing and real estate development. He has been actively involved in many significant construction and development projects, including hydroelectric facilities, renewable energy projects, condominium developments, shopping centers and multi-use public projects.
As part of the firm’s Municipal + Public Finance practice, Thomas serves as bond counsel to cities, towns, school districts, solid waste districts and fire districts. He has been involved in financings for colleges, libraries, water and wastewater facilities, solid waste management projects, public power projects, municipal airports, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities. He has represented numerous lenders in financings for health care facilities, electric utilities, and affordable housing projects. Thomas and the attorneys of PF+C represent underwriters in public offerings of municipal bonds, and have served as counsel to banks and bond insurance companies providing credit enhancement or liquidity to municipal bond issuances.
Prior to joining PF+C, Thomas was a member of the Vermont based law firm Burak Anderson & Melloni, PLC where he headed up the banking, finance and business law practice groups. He started his legal career as an associate in the public finance and corporate departments of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon in New York City.