Douglas E. Goodfriend


New York

Douglas Goodfriend, a New York Public Finance partner, has extensive experience in municipal general obligation financings for various New York counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts and fire districts.

He frequently serves as bond counsel to municipal issuers participating in the financing programs of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation and the grant and loan programs of the Rural Development division of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Douglas' particular areas of New York municipal law interest include open spaces programs and financings, town and county improvement district formation, consolidation and improvement, innovative lease-purchase financings, bond resolution referendum law, village local improvement programs and the drafting of local laws and propositions, as well as state legislation on behalf of clients.

Douglas is a frequent speaker at municipal professional organizations on local finance law, federal securities law and federal tax matters affecting municipal debt issuance.