Jim Mello, senior member of the firm’s Public Finance practice group, focuses on public law. A primary part of his practice involves private-public development projects and governmental finance. His insights into the complex and changing world of public finance and knowledge of federal, state and local governments allow him to provide clients with sound business advice.
As counsel to municipalities, development entities, small manufacturers, nonprofit organizations and investment banking firms, Jim structures deals to finance cash flow borrowings, infrastructure projects, redevelopment projects and other projects. His work has resulted in the financing or refinancing of many public/private projects including retail shopping centers, business headquarters and manufacturing facilities.
In addition to his transactional practice, Jim has significant municipal law and public finance litigation experience. In actions relating to tax increment financing, zoning and finance, he serves as trial and appellate counsel to parties through all phases of governmental litigation.
Articles in the National Law Review database by James E. Mello