Joseph A. Fanone

Senior Counsel
Tel 202.661.2207
Fax 202.661.2299
Washington, DC

Joseph A. Fanone has extensive experience in financings involving economic and industrial development, housing, hospital, general municipal bond, tax increment/special assessment districts, and equipment leases.

Joe has been involved in numerous transactions in the District of Columbia as bond counsel, borrower's counsel, underwriter's counsel, trustee's counsel, bank counsel with respect to bank direct purchases of bonds, and credit and liquidity counsel. He has served as bond counsel, issuer's counsel, underwriter's counsel, special bankruptcy counsel, and trustee's counsel in financings throughout the United States, and has extensive experience in the area of securities and disclosure laws, particularly with respect to municipal finance.

During the past 20 years, Joe has been involved in numerous transactions involving tax increment/special assessment districts in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia, either as underwriter's counsel, bond counsel, or developer's counsel. The financings have generally involved public infrastructure in conjunction with residential or commercial developments.

Joe is former Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr’s office in Washington, D.C. He previously served as Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

American College of Bond Lawyers

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, public finance law, 2007-2021

Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1974)

Georgetown University (B.A. 1971)
Phi Beta Kappa

District of Columbia