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January 24, 2020

Bryant Rabbino LLP is Pleased to Announce that Prominent Finance Attorney, Sani A. Williams, Has Joined the Firm as a Partner

On January 6, 2020, Sani A. Williams joined Bryant Rabbino as a Partner. Sani brings over twenty years of experience in capital markets transactions involving infrastructure assets and municipal finance projects across a broad range of sectors and financing structures. He has represented issuers, underwriters, and senior/subordinate lenders in public and project financings and other complex financial transactions aggregating in the tens of billions of dollars across the United States. Sani has significant experience and expertise in financing crucial infrastructure, such as: airport, highway and mass transit systems; charter schools, colleges and universities, hospitals and healthcare facilities; public housing and public power; not-for-profit-owned cultural facilities; water and wastewater distribution facilities; stadiums, arenas and convention centers; and a variety of economic development transactions throughout the United States.

“In Bryant Rabbino’s eleven years of existence, we have built an outstanding finance practice. We have thrived as we have developed relationships with some of the nation’s leading issuers. Sani Williams is the perfect addition to our team. Sani is an outstanding lawyer with tremendous experience and deep relationships with key, long standing clients of the Firm, including The City of New York, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (“DASNY”), the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) and Empire State Development. In addition, he brings a wealth of contacts with the investment banking community that will facilitate the expansion of our municipal finance practice to other important markets,”

said B. Seth Bryant, Managing Partner of the Firm.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Bryant Rabbino team,” said Williams. “I have always been impressed by Bryant Rabbino and its dynamic practice and groundbreaking achievements. The Firm has a well-earned reputation for its professionalism and achieving stellar results for its clients. I think there has always been a lot of mutual respect and admiration over the years, and I am very much looking forward to contributing to the Firm’s robust public finance practice and helping the Firm continue to grow and thrive. These are definitely exciting times.” “We are delighted to have Sani Williams join Bryant Rabbino”, said Anne Adams Rabbino, Deputy Managing Partner. “Sani is the perfect example of the kind of lawyer that Bryant Rabbino seeks as we continue to grow. Sani’s 20+ year track record as a finance lawyer with top New York City firms and his specialty in public finance enhance our core practice.”

Sani joins the Firm from Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP where he was a member of that firm’s national Public Infrastructure Finance Group, and he began his public finance career as an associate at Nixon Peabody LLP.

Sani’s practice portfolio includes longstanding work on financings for prominent New York State issuers such as DASNY, The City of New York, Empire State Development, the MTA, and the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, as well as numerous financings for the State of Connecticut, the City of Atlanta, the City of Philadelphia, the City of St. Louis and the District of Columbia. Sani received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and his B.A. from Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Bryant Rabbino LLP is a transactional law firm comprised of seasoned, diverse practitioners who represent sophisticated clients on complex matters. The Firm’s practice areas consist of General Corporate, Capital Markets and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, Tax and ERISA. The Firm’s value proposition is simple: due to a low-cost structure, it is able to offer top-notch legal services at competitive rates. Bryant Rabbino’s team of senior attorneys have practiced for most of their careers at the nation’s largest law firms and have developed highly specialized capabilities in their dedicated practice areas and, in some instances, are thought leaders in their fields. This enables the Firm to provide a broad and deep client offering, with a winning combination of sound legal counsel, low cost and practical solutions to resolve clients’ legal challenges and create a catalyst for future growth.

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