Overview

Michael J. Andreana practices in the areas of tax-exempt financings, public-private development projects and tax credit transactions.

Mike serves as bond counsel to more than twenty (20) different Connecticut municipalities as well as many State authorities and agencies. He also provides tax advice and guidance to the firm's clients that issue tax-exempt debt.

Mike was the principal drafter of Public Act No. 15-57, Connecticut's new TIF legislation.  In addition, Mike has represented government entities with respect to the creation and use of Special Tax and Special Assessment Districts to issue debt for public infrastructure improvements, including Harbor Point in Stamford and Steel Point in Bridgeport.

Mike also represents developers, governmental agencies and other participants in various tax credit transactions, including Historic Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits and Low Income Housing Tax Credits.  Mike's services include helping his clients navigate the numerous Tax Code intricacies that typically arise in a tax credit transaction.

Contact Info

  • Bridgeport
    850 Main Street
    P.O. Box 7006
    Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006
  • Hartford
    90 State House Square
    Hartford, CT 06103-3702
  • Professional Affiliations

    National Association of Bond Lawyers

    Connecticut Government Finance Officers Association

    Council of Small Towns

    Council on Law in Higher Education

    Connecticut Economic Development Association

    Community Involvement

    Connecticut Main Street Center - board member

    Greater Hartford Legal Aid - board member

    Youth lacrosse coach

    Honors & Recognitions

    Named 2015 "Member of the Year" by the Connecticut Economic Development Association

    Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of public finance law since 2012

     

     

     

    Experience

    • Counsel to the Harbor Point and Steel Point Improvement Districts in connection with their establishment and use of tax increment financings
    • Bond counsel to a municipality in connection with the issuance of conduit revenue bonds pursuant to the Connecticut City and Town Development Act
    • Counsel to a municipal redevelopment authority in connection with the financing of renovations to an historic municipal building through the use of Historic Tax Credits and New Market Tax Credits
    • Represented municipal authority in connection with the privatization of its sludge facility
    • Bond counsel to the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority for its most recent financing of child care facilities throughout the state
    • Financing and tax credit counsel to the Capital Region Development Authority in connection with CRDA's housing projects in downtown Hartford
    • Established and represents one of the first special assessment districts in the state of Connecticut
    • Bond counsel to municipalities and districts in connection with the lease financing of equipment and structures
    • Financing counsel to a Connecticut 501(c)(3) organization in connection with the issuance of variable rate debt and a related variable-to-fixed swap transaction

    Case Studies

    • Pullman & Comley continued its long-term engagement as bond counsel to the City of Bridgeport and assisted the city's administration with an innovative four (4) series financing that helped balance the current year's budget.

    • Attorneys from our Government Finance and Real Estate practice were instrumental in the transformation of a blighted industrial property in Bridgeport into multifamily housing and a new charter school.

    • Pullman represented Beacon Communities in connection with the rehabilitation of the old J.R. Montgomery mill complex in Windsor Locks.

    • In November 2016, the firm’s Government Finance practice served as bond counsel to the State of Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority on its $115,785,000 Revenue Bonds, Masonicare Issues, Series F and G. Masonicare is the largest provider of senior health care, senior living, home care and hospice in Connecticut.

    • The firm’s Government Finance and Real Estate practices have been instrumental in the initial transformation of a blighted industrial property along Interstate 95 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

    • An interdisciplinary team of our Government Finance and Real Estate attorneys represented Forstone Capital in the renovation of McLevy Square, a four building, half-acre, historic site located in the heart of downtown Bridgeport overlooking McLevy Green, the city’s downtown public green space.

    • Pullman & Comley continued its long term engagement as bond counsel to the City of Bridgeport and assisted the city’s new administration with a series of financings that helped balance the current year’s budget and provided over $5.6 million in future debt service savings.

    • The firm represents the City of Bridgeport and the Steel Point Infrastructure Improvement District in the development of one of Bridgeport's most significant economic development projects, that when completed, will transform Bridgeport’s harbor and establish the city as a retail and recreational maritime destination. Adjacent to Interstate 95, the 50-acre, waterfront project is expected to contain more than one million square feet of retail, commercial, hotel and residential space and feature a marina.

    • Pullman & Comley served as bond counsel to the City of Bridgeport in connection with a major conduit bond financing for The Jewish Home of Fairfield County, a local 501(c)(3) organization, which is relocating its senior living facility to Bridgeport.

    Bar and Court Admissions

    • Connecticut

    Education

    Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1987

    University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, B.S., with honors, 1984

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