Megan McCarthy


Megan McCarthy is an associate in the firm’s Finance Department, focusing her practice on public finance matters. Megan serves as counsel to investment banking firms and investors, municipalities, issuers, and trustees in all types of public finance transactions, with an emphasis on high-yield municipal securities.

Megan focuses her practice on charter school, essential housing, and various project finance transactions serving as underwriter’s counsel, purchaser’s counsel or bond counsel. Megan has experience representing and advising clients on bankruptcy and other debt solutions.

Megan has volunteered as a certified tax preparer, focusing on serving Spanish-speaking clients, for AccountAbility Minnesota.


Representative Matters

  • Served as underwriter’s counsel to a multinational investment bank and financial services company in connection with various issuances of bonds totaling approximately $1.4 billion for the purchase of multifamily residential rental housing facilities for conversion from market rate apartment complexes to affordable essential housing in California.
  • Represented institutional investors in a high yield private placement offering of unrated bond anticipation notes issued by a water and power authority in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Acted as underwriter’s counsel for a global investment bank in connection with the issuance of approximately $52.5 million education revenue bonds for a multi-state charter school network in Texas.
  • Acted as underwriter’s counsel to a multinational investment bank and financial services company in a project finance transaction for the purchase and sale of approximately $42 million tax-exempt solid waste disposal revenue bonds in Wisconsin.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Minnesota Bar Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Economic Development Association of Minnesota

Women in Public Finance

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch," – Project Finance Law (Minneapolis), 2024 and Public Finance Law (Minneapolis), 2024

Board Memberships & Community Service

AccountAbility Minnesota, 2013-2015 and 2020



William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2014)
Dean’s List
CALI Award for Legal Planning & Tax Clinic
CALI Award for Business Law Clinic

University of Minnesota (B.A. 2011)


Spanish (intermediate conversational)