Lisa A. Gorab - Public Finance Attorney in NJ
New Jersey, 1989
New York, 1991
J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, cum laude, 1989
B.S., Lehigh University, cum laude, 1983
Lisa A. Gorab, a shareholder with Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A., joined the firm in March 1992, after spending three years as an attorney in the public finance department of the Newark law firm of Kraft & McManimon. While at her previous firm, Ms. Gorab's work also focused on federal and state tax issues and state law issues as they apply to public finance transactions undertaken by municipal, county and state governmental entities. While attending law school in the evenings, Ms. Gorab was an assistant vice president at United Jersey Bank in the commercial lending area. Ms. Gorab is a member of the law firm’s Management Committee, the Hiring Committee and the Professional Evaluation Committee and serves as the Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. She is also Treasurer to the firm. Ms. Gorab resides in Westfield, NJ.
Ms. Gorab is an accomplished attorney in the field of public and private sector debt and lease finance transactions. Her work focuses on the structure and implementation of a full range of tax-exempt and taxable financing transactions for the issuance of: municipal debt obligations, including general obligation notes and bonds; school bonds and lease transactions; revenue bonds for publicly owned utilities and other facilities, including water, sewer, solid waste disposal, resources recovery, pollution control and parking facilities; economic development bonds; health and university facility bonds and other 501(c)(3) corporation bonds and renewable energy financings.
Most recently Ms. Gorab served as bond counsel in the first ever “Clean Renewable Energy Bond” (CREB) financing in New Jersey. The CREB financed clean renewable energy projects consisting of the installation of solar panels systems in public municipal and school facilities in New Jersey.
Ms. Gorab has served as bond counsel for major clients including many public school systems throughout the State of New Jersey and New Jersey State Authorities. She handled the financing of publicly and privately owned facilities including manufacturing 501(c)(3) and solid waste facilities for New Jersey Economic Development Authority. She represented the City of New Brunswick on one of the first new public schools financed as a redevelopment project. She handled conduit financing for Camden County Improvement Authority regarding their local public library. She has also represented the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority in the financing of many public and private universities and colleges.
Articles and Speaking Engagements:
She authored Bankruptcy In Bridgeport: Could It Happen To You? and has lectured extensively in the area of public school facilities financing and the financing of renewable energy projects.