PERRY E. ISRAEL

Partner

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CONTACT

P: (414) 436-0353  /  F: (414) 436-0354

BIOGRAPHY

I have 40 years of experience acting as a tax lawyer, concentrating on tax-exempt financing, Tribal financing, low-income housing credits, and mortgage credit certificates. I offer an unsurpassed depth of experience concerning the federal tax laws relating to municipal finance. I have worked on hundreds of bond transactions and acted as tax counsel, bond counsel, and underwriters’ counsel on a variety of financings for a wide range of projects including governmental buildings or other facilities, airport facilities, health care facilities, sewer and water projects, municipal hotel projects, state general obligation bonds, Tribal hotels and convention centers, and single- and multi-family housing.

 

I serve as a consultant or special tax counsel to various bond counsel firms across the country. I also advise issuers and conduit borrowers on post-issuance compliance matters and represent issuers and borrowers in audit examinations by the Internal Revenue Service. I have acted as an expert witness or expert consultant on litigation matters involving municipal bonds. In addition, I work with municipal bankers in the development of derivative products and structuring of appropriate solutions for clients.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  1. MWH Law Group LLP, Partner, Present
  2. Law Office of Perry Israel, Owner, Present
  3. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, Partner, January 1984 – January 2006
  4. Palmer & Dodge, Tax Associate, September 1979 – December 1983
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  1. National Association of Bond Lawyers
  2. American College of Bond Counsel
  3. Internal Revenue Service, Tax Exempt Advisory Committee

PRACTICE AREAS

  1. Public Finance

EDUCATION

  1. Boston University School of Law, LL.M
  2. Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  3. Princeton University, A.B.

HONORS

  1. 2009-2020 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America© for Public Finance and Tax Law
  2. Lawyer of the Year in Public Finance Law, 2012

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Contributed chapter, “Summary of Federal Tax Requirements for Tax-Exempt Bonds,” in The Handbook of Municipal Bonds (Feldstein and Fabozzi, eds.), 2008
  2. Editor-in-Chief of Federal Taxation of Municipal State Bonds: Statutes, Regulations, and Rulings, 1993
  3. Author of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Arbitrage Rebate Manual, 1990
  4. Boston University Law Review, 1977 – 1979
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CONTACT

P: (414) 436-0353

F: (414) 436-0354

BIOGRAPHY

I have 40 years of experience acting as a tax lawyer, concentrating on tax-exempt financing, Tribal financing, low-income housing credits, and mortgage credit certificates. I offer an unsurpassed depth of experience concerning the federal tax laws relating to municipal finance. I have worked on hundreds of bond transactions and acted as tax counsel, bond counsel, and underwriters’ counsel on a variety of financings for a wide range of projects including governmental buildings or other facilities, airport facilities, health care facilities, sewer and water projects, municipal hotel projects, state general obligation bonds, Tribal hotels and convention centers, and single- and multi-family housing.

 

I serve as a consultant or special tax counsel to various bond counsel firms across the country. I also advise issuers and conduit borrowers on post-issuance compliance matters and represent issuers and borrowers in audit examinations by the Internal Revenue Service. I have acted as an expert witness or expert consultant on litigation matters involving municipal bonds. In addition, I work with municipal bankers in the development of derivative products and structuring of appropriate solutions for clients.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • MWH Law Group LLP, Partner, September 2021 – Present
  • Law Office of Perry Isreal, Owner, February 2007 – Present
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, Partner, January 1984 – January 2006
  • Palmer & Dodge, Tax Associate, September 1979 – December 1983
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  1. National Association of Bond Lawyers
  2. American college of Bond Counsel
  3. Internal Revenue Service, Tax Exempt Advisory Committee

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  1. Boston University School of Law, LL.M
  2. Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  3. Princeton University, A.B.

ADMISSIONS

HONORS

  1. 2009-2020 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America© for Public Finance and Tax Law
  2. Lawyer of the Year in Public Finance Law, 2012

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Contributed chapter, “Summary of Federal Tax Requirements for Tax-Exempt Bonds,” in The Handbook of Municipal Bonds (Feldstein and Fabozzi, eds.), 2008
  2. Editor-in-Chief of Federal Taxation of Municipal State Bonds: Statutes, Regulations, and Rulings, 1993
  3. Author of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Arbitrage Rebate Manual, 1990
  4. Boston University Law Review, 1977 – 1979
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