About Patricia A. Mollica

Patricia Mollica arranges complex bond financings so that iconic projects like Towers 3, 4 and 7 of the World Trade Center and the Bank of America Tower get built. Having spent decades focused on public finance and economic development, she is frequently engaged for high-profile matters. In addition to the World Trade Center Towers and the Bank of America Tower, Patricia has handled financings for airlines at JFK International and LaGuardia airports as well as financings and refinancings of several towers at the transformative Hudson Yards site.

A collaborative approach that closes deals

Early in her career, Patricia served as in-house counsel to the New York City Economic Development Corporation and draws on that experience in her practice. Today, her clients include state and local economic development agencies, local development corporations, financial and banking entities and private companies. Having handled such a variety of representations, Patricia has the perspective to understand the motivations of each participant in her deals.

Because she has worked on so many notable and sometimes controversial projects, Patricia knows that every decision point in a transaction can have ramifications beyond the immediate business at hand. On large and politically sensitive developments in particular, decisions made at any juncture can impact clients' reputations and their other current projects.

Patricia is skilled at taking such considerations into account, in part because she takes a collaborative approach to all of her work. She consults closely with fellow professionals to agree upon the most efficient and productive path to a successful deal, never letting insignificant differences distract from the critical objectives. Her primary focus remains on meeting her clients' objectives. Frequently, Patricia not only accomplishes that goal but completes the deal while giving due consideration to the views of all other participants.

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Practice Focus

  • Serving as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, disclosure counsel, bank counsel and bond insurer's counsel
  • Revenue bond issues, including bonds for health and higher education projects, other nonprofit facilities, industrial development projects, transportation infrastructure and private-public partnerships
  • Corporate incentive and straight lease transactions for industrial development agencies