Robert H. Beinfield

Robert H. Beinfield

Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP

One Gateway Center
Newark, NJ 07102

Tel: (973) 642-1307 Fax: (973) 642-6773

Email: rbeinfield@nullhawkins.com

Url: http://www.hawkins.com

Specialties:
General obligation bonds, Municipal revenue bonds, Bonds backed by corporate or project revenues

Education:
B.A., Brown, 1982 J.D. Vanderbilt 1985

Professional Affiliations:
New Jersey State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Government Finance Officers Association, New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys

Biography:

 Mr. Beinfield joined Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP in 1985 as an associate attorney and became a partner in 1995. He has specialized in public finance matters of New Jersey counties, municipalities, schools and state and local agencies and authorities. His work with such issuers has involved all phases of the authorization, sale and issuance of general obligation and revenue bonds and certificates of participation including attention to official statement preparation and review, priority of liens and other security considerations, refunding issues, arbitrage and other tax law related matters, and disclosure issues and other securities law related matters.

Mr. Beinfield has served as bond counsel or underwriters’ counsel in hundreds of financings in the State of New Jersey, including financings for municipalities, counties, school districts, sewerage authorities, municipal and county utilities authorities, county improvement authorities, housing authorities, parking authorities, fire districts, redevelopment agencies and other issuers. Mr. Beinfield has served as bond counsel to, among other issuers, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority in 2012 in connection with its $442 million refunding of school construction bonds, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority in 2011 in connection with its $8.6 million refunding, the State of New Jersey in 2010, 2008 and 2006 in connection with its $5.8 billion Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes, the New Jersey Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation in 2003 and 2002 in connection with its $3.4 billion of tobacco settlement asset-backed bonds and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority in 2000 in connection with its $1.86 billion refunding, restructuring and new money bonds. Mr. Beinfield has also served as bond counsel to the New Jersey Water Supply Authority, the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission, the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners, the Counties of Atlantic, Cape May, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Union, the Camden County Improvement Authority, the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority, the Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority, the Monmouth County Improvement Authority, the Rockaway Valley Regional Sewerage Authority, the Somerset Raritan Valley Sewerage Authority and the Stony Brook Regional Sewage Authority.

Mr. Beinfield acted as underwriters’ counsel in 1997 in connection with the $2.8 billion New Jersey pension bond financing (at the time, the largest municipal bond offering in history) and has recently served as underwriters’ counsel in several financings for, among other issuers, the New Jersey Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation ($3.6 billion refunding in 2007), the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (the Jersey Gardens financing, among others), the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, the Bergen County Improvement Authority, the Essex County Improvement Authority, the Hudson County Improvement Authority, the Bergen County Utilities Authority, the Essex County Utilities Authority, the Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority, the North Hudson Sewerage Authority, and the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority. In addition, Mr. Beinfield has represented the liquidity banks in connection with the issuance by the State of New Jersey of commercial paper tax and revenue anticipation notes in 1997 through 2001 and has served as trustee’s counsel and bank counsel for Bank of Montreal, First Union National Bank, Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company, North Fork Bank, State Street Bank and Trust Company, Summit Bank, The Bank of New York Mellon, U.S. Bank, Wachovia Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and Wilmington Trust Company, in dozens of financings for New Jersey issuers, including the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (the E-ZPass financing and several industrial development bond issues), the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority, the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority, the New Jersey Building Authority, the South Jersey Transportation Authority, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, and numerous county improvement authorities, housing authorities, school districts, counties and municipalities.

Mr. Beinfield has represented issuers in other states including Connecticut, Indiana, New Hampshire and New York and has represented underwriters in financings of the New York State Medical Care Facilities Finance Agency, the State of Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority and issuers in other states including Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma. He has also represented foreign and domestic commercial banks in the role of indenture trustee in unit investment trust programs and in various municipal and corporate financings, including Trust Indenture Act qualified corporate debenture issues, private placements of short-term corporate securities, shelf registrations of public debt and public offerings of convertible debentures and asset backed certificates. In addition, Mr. Beinfield has advised indenture trustees in connection with non-bankruptcy and bankruptcy defaults.

 Memberships

Mr. Beinfield has been on panels of meetings of the New Jersey Association of Environmental Authorities, the New Jersey Association of Counties, the New Jersey State League of Municipalities and the Government Finance Officers Association of New Jersey.