Sani A. Williams

Partner
Practice Areas Capital Markets and Finance, Private Equity & Portfolio Company
Education
  • Boston University School of Law, JD, 1995
  • Syracuse University, BA (Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs), 1989
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ABOUT Sani A. Williams

Sani Williams is a seasoned transactional attorney who specializes 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 transportation systems; charter schools and colleges/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 US.

Sani’s practice portfolio includes longstanding work on financings for such prominent New York State issuers as the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (aka “DASNY”), The City of New York, Empire State Development, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (aka “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, and the District of Columbia.
Sani is a frequent speaker and faculty member at national events organized by the National Association of Bond Lawyers (“NABL”), the nation’s preeminent industry organization.

Before joining the Firm, Sani was Of Counsel at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP and, prior to that, Of Counsel at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP/Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, where he specialized in matters of public finance and private equity. He began his public finance practice as an associate at Nixon Peabody LLP.

Sani’s professional affiliations include NABL, the National Association of Securities Professionals (the nation’s preeminent organization for minorities and women in the securities industry), board member of the Westchester County (NY) Deferred Compensation Board and board member of the Westchester Community College Foundation.