Cozen O’Connor: Spector, Jeremy A.

Jeremy A. Spector

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2039

(215) 253-6788

Recent Publication:

Invested Sinking Funds Revisited: A Cautionary Reminder for Issuers and Borrowers [Alert]

Jerry Spector discusses why issuers and borrowers should exercise extreme caution in the creation of funds to pay debt service outside of a bona fide debt service fund.

Jerry is a nationally recognized public finance attorney who counsels state and local bond issuers, Section 501(c)(3) organizations, underwriters, and bond purchasers throughout the northeast and nationally on a full range of tax issues in public finance transactions including derivative products, infrastructure finance, housing, industrial development, health care, and ruling requests. He also has significant experience representing issuers and other parties before the IRS concerning audits, enforcement actions, and voluntary compliance agreements.

Jerry most recently served as the executive director of the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority from 2015 to 2017, where he was responsible for issuing municipal bond transactions to finance and refinance college and university projects throughout the state. While executive director, Jerry served as a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Health and Educational Facilities Finance Authorities from 2016 to 2017.

Active in bar associations, Jerry has served as chair of the American Bar Association’s Tax Exempt Financing Committee from 2009 to 2011 and vice-chair from 2007 to 2009. From 1999 to 2005, Jerry was chair of ABA Subcommittee on Important Developments in Public Finance. He has also served several three-year terms as a member of the steering committee of the Annual Bond Attorneys' Workshop, hosted by the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) and was a tax columnist for The Bond Lawyer published by NABL.

Jerry was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 New York City Public Finance Law Lawyer of the Year, an award given to a single public finance lawyer in New York City. He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, an organization that recognizes tax lawyers for their excellence in tax practice; a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel; and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Jerry has been rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for over 20 years as AV Preeminent, the “highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.”

 

Experience

News

Public & Project Finance Expands Practice with Nationally Recognized Tax Attorney

January 02, 2018

Jeremy “Jerry” A. Spector, nationally recognized for his work in public finance tax law and a former member with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has joined the Philadelphia office of Cozen O’Connor in the firm’s Public and Project Finance practice.

Publications

Invested Sinking Funds Revisited: A Cautionary Reminder for Issuers and Borrowers [Alert]

August 01, 2019

Jerry Spector discusses why issuers and borrowers should exercise extreme caution in the creation of funds to pay debt service outside of a bona fide debt service fund.

IRS Updates, Modernizes and Simplifies TEFRA Public Notice and Approval Regulations [Alert]

January 08, 2019

Jerry Spector outlines the major improvements and changes to the Temporary TEFRA regulations.

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1982
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1984
  • New York University, M.B.A., 1976
  • Brandeis University, A.B., cum laude with honors, 1973

Awards & Honors

New York City Public Finance Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America 2014

Best Lawyers in America 2008-2014

New York Super Lawyers 2008-2013

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2006-2007

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. Tax Court

Member, American Bar Association Section on Taxation

Member, New Jersey Bar Association

Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants