Day Pitney is pleased to announced that veteran public finance attorney Glenn G. Rybacki has joined the firm as counsel in its Corporate and Business Law department.
Mr. Rybacki has extensive experience representing issuers of tax-exempt and taxable bonds as bond counsel and representing underwriters, lenders, borrowers and trustees in debt transactions. He has served as bond counsel on general obligation bonds and notes, revenue bonds, refunding bonds, tax credit bonds, pension obligation bonds, state clean water fund financings, and conduit borrowings. He has also provided state and local tax planning and representation to diverse businesses and individuals, and has assisted a range of clients, from Fortune 500 corporations to start-ups.
"Glenn is one of the leading attorneys in the public finance sector in Connecticut and we are glad to have him on our team," said partner Scott Beach, chair of Day Pitney's Corporate and Business Law department. "His background and experience will further strengthen our municipal finance and tax practices."
Day Pitney has been a nationally recognized bond counsel since the first half of the last century. The firm's municipal finance practice is headquartered in its Hartford, Connecticut office, and also has a New York presence. The practice involves eleven attorneys and a group of dedicated paralegals and specially trained finance secretaries. The firm has represented more than 100 agencies and governmental units as bond counsel in Connecticut, including the State of Connecticut, various state authorities, regional school districts, and towns and cities. The firm serves as Lead Bond Counsel and Lead Disclosure Counsel to the State of Connecticut on all general obligation bond issues.
In addition to serving as bond and disclosure counsel, the practice represents many underwriters, trustees, and borrowers in connection with tax-exempt and taxable state, authority and local government financings. The practice also includes advice in connection with distressed financings and municipal bond tax controversies.
Mr. Rybacki joins Day Pitney from Robinson & Cole LLP, where he practiced in the Public Finance practice group. He received his J.D. from the Quinnipiac University School of Law and his B.S. from Providence College. Before entering private practice, Mr. Rybacki was a tax manager in the multistate practice group at Deloitte & Touche and a revenue examiner for the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.
About Day Pitney
Day Pitney LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys in Boston, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, DC. The firm offers clients strong corporate and litigation practices, with experience on behalf of large national and international corporations as well as emerging- and middle-market companies and individuals.
On September 24, Day Pitney attorneys Judith Blank, Douglas Gillette, Glenn Rybacki and Namita Shah gave a presentation at the New England States Government Finance Officers Association (NESGFOA) 71st Annual Fall Conference in Mystic, CT.
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Hartford, Conn., May 26, 2016 - Day Pitney LLP represented the State of Connecticut as lead bond counsel and disclosure counsel in a general obligation refunding bond sale of $501.4 million. The sale resulted in saving of $75.5 million in debt service costs over the life of the refinanced bonds. The Nappier administration has an active debt refunding program which has saved taxpayers $1.1 billion to date.