Marybeth Orsini

Partner

orsinim@ballardspahr.com
Tel 410.528.5514
Fax 410.528.5650
Baltimore

Marybeth Orsini focuses on federal tax law with an emphasis on tax-exempt financings. She handles financings for government, solid waste, manufacturing, and industrial development projects, as well as for not-for-profit entities in the health care and education sectors. She is also known for her work on bond issues for multifamily housing projects and special districts.

Marybeth has served as tax counsel, bond counsel, and borrower's counsel for tax-exempt bond financings undertaken by state and local issuers, including the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, the New York State Housing Finance Agency, the New York State Thruway Authority, the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, and the State of Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority.

She also has served as an attorney in the tax-exempt bond branch at the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Financial Institutions and Products), where she drafted published guidance, private letter rulings, and technical advice. She also served as the Chief Counsel's representative to the Tax-Exempt Bond Focus Group, providing assistance to IRS agents during audits of tax-favored bonds.

Marybeth also has experience with tax exemption requests and corporate tax matters. She has represented government entities and businesses in audits before the IRS and state tax authorities.

Professional Activities

National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member, former Steering Committee Member, 2015-2017

Recognitions & Accomplishments

Named to Rochester Business Journal's 2015 "40 Under 40" list, in recognition of professional excellence and outstanding community involvement

Speaking Engagements

"The Commissioner's Side: IRS Examinations, Voluntary Compliance Programs and Outreach," National Association of Bond Lawyers, The Workshop, 2019

"Federal Guarantees, Hedge Bonds, Advance Refundings, Pooled Financing Bonds," National Association of Bond Lawyers, The Institute, 2019

"Recent Bond Developments," American Health Lawyers Association Annual Tax Meeting, October 2018

"Arbitrage and Rebate," National Association of Bond Lawyers, Bond Attorneys' Workshop, 2012-2017; served as Panel Chair 2015-2017

"The Refunding Bond Issue," National Association of Bond Lawyers, Tax and Securities Law Institute, 2017 – Panel Chair

"The New Money Bond Issue," National Association of Bond Lawyers, Tax and Securities Law Institute, 2016

"Tools for Economic Development," American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting, May 2015

Board Memberships

Member, Board of Directors, Rochester School for the Deaf, 2013-2017

Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M 2005)

Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2004)
Recipient, Presidential Merit Scholarship

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (B.S. 2000, with distinction)

Not admitted to practice in Maryland

Massachusetts

New York

U.S. Tax Court