Matthew Jessup works primarily on a broad array of public finance transactions and redevelopment projects. He represents countless municipal, county and authority issuers issuing hundreds of millions of dollars of general obligation and revenue bonds and notes. He helps craft innovative financings to solve complex municipal problems, including the first competitive sale of capital appreciation bonds in New Jersey.
Matthew works to bridge the private sector need for money to complete community-invigorating projects with public sector financing, including through the issuance of payment-in-lieu-of tax bonds to finance redevelopment projects. Matthew annually represents numerous municipalities, municipal utilities authorities and sewerage authorities in obtaining low-interest financing through the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank Financing Program.
Matthew counsels municipalities on economic revitalization of underutilized properties through redevelopment. He assists municipalities in identifying redevelopment opportunities, designating areas in need of redevelopment, adopting redevelopment plans, selecting developers and negotiating redevelopment and financial agreements. Matthew utilizes his public finance experience to identify and solve unique financial challenges in redevelopment projects. He also represents municipalities, counties, authorities and developers in connection with the construction and financing of renewable energy projects on public and private lands.
Matthew also spends a significant amount of time counseling municipalities and counties on budget issues, changes in law, post-bond issuance compliance and other issues impacting New Jersey municipalities. He is a frequent panelist at seminars sponsored by the New Jersey League of Municipalities, the Government Finance Officers Association and the Institute for Professional Development, and has authored articles for various publications. Matthew also provides news, updates and insight on issues affecting New Jersey local governments on Twitter @mattdjessup.