About James S. Normile

James Normile has spent more than 30 years in public finance, assisting various bond market participants in bond issuances and helping them to structure their deals in ways that make legal and business sense.

Public finance counsel that covers all the bases

Jim has served as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, bank counsel and borrower's counsel for public financing deals involving entities and industries of all kinds. This experience gives him insight into the perspectives of all participants in his transactions. His for-profit and non-profit clients include single-family and multifamily projects, not-for-profit hospitals, nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, universities, colleges and cultural institutions.

Jim also advises municipalities, state agencies, industrial development agencies and other units of state and local government on financings and privatization projects. Many of these financings have been credit enhanced by bank credits, FHA mortgage insurance or private bond insurance. Jim has served as both bond counsel and underwriter's counsel on a variety of financings for public power facilities, resource recovery facilities, water and sewer facilities and privatization projects. Jim has advised clients involved in projects that are structured as stand-alone borrowings, state-supported debt or a combination of both.

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Practice Focus

  • Public finance
  • Bond issuances
  • Financings for public infrastructure projects
  • Privatization projects for municipal entities