Michael I. Davidson
Michael Davidson focuses his legal practice in the finance sector with an emphasis on public finance, affordable housing and community development transactions, and general real estate.
Michael has worked as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, borrower's counsel, issuer's counsel, trustee's counsel, and liquidity and credit provider's counsel in a wide variety of public finance transactions. Within the past decade, Michael has handled approximately 50 transactions with an original principal amount totaling more than $4.5 billion. His experience includes general obligation bonds and revenue bonds; taxable and tax-exempt offerings; auction rate securities, variable rate demand bonds as well as fixed rate bonds; bonds enhanced with bond insurance, standby bond purchase agreements and letters of credit; as well as the issuance of bank qualified bonds and notes.
Michael also represents several nonprofit and for-profit developers, banks and governmental entities in affordable housing and community development projects. These projects are funded through public and private sources including low income housing tax credits, new markets tax credits, various local, state and federal programs, as well as bank loans.
In addition, Michael assists clients with the legal issues surrounding land use approval, development, financing, acquisition, construction and leasing of real estate projects.
Prior to joining Fineman Krekstein & Harris, Michael was counsel in the real estate practice at Wolf Block, LLP in Philadelphia and before that practiced for 9 years with Duane Morris, LLP.
- Served as co-underwriter’s counsel in connection with the sale by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission of $600,000,000 Turnpike Revenue Bonds, Series B of 2010 (Federally Taxable – Issuer Subsidy- Build America Bonds). Worked with the financing team to ensure that the Commission’s disclosure adequately addressed its ongoing disagreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation over the proper interagency payments given the Federal Highway Administration’s decision not to permit the tolling of I-80. This disclosure included a supplement to the preliminary offering document.