Andrea L. Kahn concentrates in the practice of municipal bond law serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and counsel to various other parties of a public financing transaction. She has represented the firm as bond counsel on issues of the State of New Jersey, the South Jersey Port Corporation, the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority, the Economic Development Authority and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, as well as numerous issues of counties, municipalities, school districts and local authorities, including county improvement authorities, parking authorities, municipal utilities authorities and other subdivisions of local government. She has played a key role in developing numerous creative financing techniques such as the school lease program, the issuance of school bonds to refund certificates of participation issued in connection with lease purchase transactions, municipal and school cooperative projects, educational services commission and jointure commission financings, energy savings projects, textbook lease purchase financings and the use of minibonds. Andrea also provides advice and assistance in connection with the implementation of public projects involving public bidding, contracting, land acquisition and sale, redevelopment and housing and general budget and finance issues.
Andrea is a past President of the New Jersey Association of School Attorneys. She is also a member and past chair of the Local Government Law Section and a member of the School Law Committee and the Renewable Energy, Clean Tech and Climate Change Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, a member of the Section on Urban, State and Local Government Law of the American Bar Association, a member of the New Jersey Institute of Municipal Attorneys and a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. Andrea is also an Associate Member of the New Jersey School Boards Association, the New Jersey Association of School Administrators and the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials.
Andrea served as a New Jersey State Deputy Attorney General from 1975 through 1977, representing the New Jersey Housing Finance Agency and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, including the Division of Local Government Services, which is the government agency that oversees municipal finance in New Jersey. She received her B.A. degree at Smith College in 1972 and graduated Rutgers University Law School with honors in 1975. She served as an associate editor on the Rutgers Camden Law Journal.
Andrea has lectured extensively and has written numerous articles on the law of municipal finance. She also has assisted various groups in drafting and commenting on legislation and regulations impacting municipal finance. She represented the Garden State Coalition of Schools as amicus in the litigation that challenged the constitutionality of portions of the Educational Facilities Construction and Financing Act before the New Jersey State Supreme Court.