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.
- 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.
Minnesota Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Economic Development Association of Minnesota
Women in Public Finance
Recognition & Accomplishments
Board Memberships & Community Service
AccountAbility Minnesota, 2013-2015 and 2020
William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2014)
CALI Award for Legal Planning & Tax Clinic
CALI Award for Business Law Clinic
University of Minnesota (B.A. 2011)