David J. Fernandez

Of Counsel He / Him / His
New York

David J. Fernandez represents clients in capital markets, securities, leveraged finance, and both tax-exempt and taxable bond financing transactions. He has served as bond, borrowers, disclosure, underwriter’s, and trustee counsel on a diverse range of tax-exempt mutual bond transactions, including those involving civic facility revenue bonds, industrial development bonds, water and sewer bonds, housing and transportation bonds, and hospital and health care revenue bonds.

Before entering private practice, David served as Senior Assistant General Counsel for the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, one of the nation’s leading issuers of tax-exempt debt.

Experience 

Representative Matters

David has served as a member of the legal financing team for:

  • A member of the Ballard financing team for legal services for the Battery Park City Authority
  • The municipal tax-exempt financing team for the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority
  • The municipal tax-exempt financing team for multiple on-going financings for the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Chair, General Law and Practice Committee, 2019-present, National Association of Bond Lawyers

Chair, Fundamentals Bond Law Conference, 2015, National Association of Bond Lawyers

Vice Chair, Fundamentals Bond Law Conference, 2014, National Association of Bond Lawyers

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Legal 500 US, Finance - restructuring (including bankruptcy) - municipal, 2019

New York Super Lawyers, 2008-Present

Board Memberships & Community Service

Director, National Alumni Council, Albany Law School of Union University

Firefighter, Reliance Engine Co. 2 Floral Park Volunteer Fire Department, Floral Park, New York

Coach, Mineola Athletic Association, Mineola, New York

Publications

Editor, "Demystifying DTC," National Association of Bond Lawyers, 2017

Credentials 

Education

Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., 1992)

Colgate University (B.A., 1988)

Languages

Spanish

Admissions

New York

Pennsylvania

District of Columbia

Appellate Division, Third Department, State of New York Supreme Court