Brendan M. Staley’s practice focuses on public finance, with emphasis on the areas of federal tax and securities law, state and local government law, economic development incentives and public-private partnerships (P3s).
Brendan’s experience includes advising, negotiating and documenting tax-exempt bond transactions for governmental and 501(c)(3) entities.
He also has experience structuring public finance and project development transactions for a range of public and private infrastructure and economic development projects, including airports, roads and highways, street lighting systems, broadband infrastructure, convention and conference centers, educational facilities, government administrative facilities and water and wastewater facilities.
Prior to joining Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Brendan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry E. Hudson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Brendan also worked as a Counterterrorism Analyst for the Department of Defense before attending law school.
- Assisted issuers in financing a broad array of projects, including water and wastewater facilities, schools, universities, court facilities, roads and parking facilities and public buildings.
- Served as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel on community development authority financings to provide public infrastructure in support of residential, commercial and retail developments.
- Advised numerous localities and developers on negotiation of Virginia economic development and tax-related incentives.
- Served as bond counsel to several airports, including an international hub airport and a medium-sized international airport.
- Served as bond and tax counsel in connection with private activity bonds issued as part of the I-395 HOT Lanes project, an approximately $475 million roadway project consisting of managed toll lanes in Northern Virginia pursuant to a long-term P3 concession arrangement.
- Served as dealer’s counsel in connection with the establishment of the District of Columbia’s first commercial paper program.
- Representing the Virginia Department of Transportation on the procurement of the I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project.
- Representing the District of Columbia Office of Public-Private Partnerships in the procurement of a conversion of the City-wide street light network from high pressure sodium to LED lighting and the related integration of smart city technology.
- Representing the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in connection with its P3 procurement of a broadband fiber optic network spanning the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
- Represented localities and other political subdivisions in IRS audits of tax-exempt bonds, all resulting in no change or adjustment to the tax-exempt status of the bonds.
- JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2012
- MA, International Law and Government, Georgetown University, 2008
- BA, Government, Georgetown University, cum laude, 2005
- US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
- Member, Virginia Bar Association
- Member, Virginia Local Government Attorneys Association
- Board Member, RVA Rapid Transit
- Board Member, Virginia21
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