Megan McCarthy


Megan McCarthy is an associate in the firm’s Finance Department, focusing her practice on public finance matters. She practices principally in the areas of general obligation bond financings, conduit revenue bond financings (including 501(c)(3), affordable housing and charter school lease revenue bonds), and economic development and redevelopment (including abatement and tax increment). Megan reviews and drafts a variety of complex bond and loan documents, including trust indentures, loan agreements, pledge agreements, disbursing agreements, and regulatory agreements. She analyzes potential tax issues with proposed issuances of tax-exempt and taxable municipal bonds and interprets state and federal statutes to determine bonding authority for local government entities. 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.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Minnesota Bar Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Economic Development Association of Minnesota

Women in Public Finance

Board Memberships & Community Service

AccountAbility Minnesota, 2013-2015 and 2020



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

University of Minnesota (B.A. 2011)


Spanish (intermediate conversational)