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 bonds and tax credit bonds. She has served as tax counsel, bond counsel, and borrower's counsel for tax-exempt bond financings undertaken by state and local issuers around the country. She handles financings for a variety of governmental projects, including special districts and tax increment financings, and privately-owned projects, including multifamily housing, solid waste disposal, manufacturing, and facilities for not-for-profit entities in the health care and education sectors. Recently, Marybeth has also been involved in New Market Tax Credit financings, in various capacities.

Marybeth 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.

Additionally, Marybeth has experience representing governmental entities, not-for-profit organizations and businesses in audits before the IRS and has assisted clients with voluntary closing agreement requests.

Professional Activities

National Association of Bond Lawyers, current 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)

Maryland

Massachusetts

New York

U.S. Tax Court