Mr. Taverna practices solely in the area of federal income taxation. He is a graduate of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (B.A., summa cum laude), Brooklyn Law School (J.D.) and New York University School of Law (LL.M.).Mr. Taverna provides tax advice to issuers and underwriters regarding tax-exempt bond financings involving new money projects, current and advance refundings, capital as well as working capital financings, commercial paper issues, and pooled bonds. He participates in the structuring of governmental bonds, private activity bonds, §501(c)(3) bonds, recovery zone bonds, qualified zone academy bonds, build America bonds, and any other type of tax-credit bonds. Mr. Taverna has also represented issuers in connection with various IDRs, V Cap Closing Agreements and IRS audits. Mr. Taverna is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
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