Counsel (Admitted to practice in New York)
About Jeff Piemont
Jeff Piemont concentrates his practice on the income tax aspects of financial transactions, with a particular emphasis on the federal tax aspects of municipal and NGO finance, including the complex arbitrage rules applicable to tax-exempt bonds, particularly in the area of refunding.
Over the course of more than 30 years in private practice, Jeff has been involved in financing for both traditional governmental purposes (water, power, wastewater, transportation) as well as private purposes (non-profit hospitals and educational institutions, solid waste disposal, multifamily rental housing and other “exempt facilities”, student loans, and “small issue” industrial development-type bonds). He has represented a variety of issuers, borrowers, lenders and underwriters throughout the United States, as well as corporate users of facilities financed with such obligations. The transactions involved both traditional fixed and variable rate debt instruments, as well as non-traditional financing techniques including certificates of participation and beneficial interest certificates, derivatives (such as floater/inverse floaters, municipal call options, long dated swaps). Before establishing his solo practice in 2014, Jeff was of Counsel and then a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP (2001-2014), and prior to that, Jeff was associated with and a partner in the New York City office of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, LLP (1985-1995), a partner at the New York City firm of Haythe & Curley LLP (1996-1998) and a partner resident in the New York City office of Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP (1998-2000). From 2000 until 2001, he was the Director of Financial Marketing and Director of Market Solutions at MainStreet Networks, Inc. a Silicon Valley firm at the convergence of the energy, utility and telecommunications markets.
He received his undergraduate degrees in psychology and in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his law degrees from Duke University and New York University (LLM in Taxation), and is admitted in Massachusetts, New York and California, and is also a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.