Squire Patton Boggs promotes three public finance lawyers

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Squire Patton Boggs has added three junior partners in offices across the country building its bench in its Public & Infrastructure Finance practice.

Thomas Bruder in Los Angeles; Lauren Trialonas in New York; and Jennifer Cosper in Phoenix were named principals in the firm’s Public & Infrastructure Finance practice.

Thomas Bruder was promoted by Squire Patton Boggs in Los Angeles.

"The demand for new public infrastructure and the expansion and reconstruction of existing infrastructure is growing rapidly,” said Mike Sharb, the practice leader. “We are seeing strong potential in the Northeast, Southwest and Pacific — regions where each of these lawyers are focused and available to provide on-ground service to clients.”

Bruder’s practice covers a broad swath of public finance. He works with issuers, underwriters and banks on public and private placements for state and local governments, universities, K-12 schools, and charter schools. He also specializes in wastewater and water, multifamily and a variety of complex real estate financings.

Prior to joining the firm in 2013, he served as an advisory attorney for the U.S. government, focusing on state and federal accounting, treasury, taxation and financial laws and regulations.

Jennifer Cosper was promoted in the firm's Phoenix office.

Cosper and Trialonas have been with the law firm since graduating from law school.

Cosper earned her law degree from the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law in 2009 and was named an associate in January 2010. Trialonas has worked for the firm since graduation in 2006 and was named an associate in October 2007.

Cosper’s practice focuses on public finance matters in Arizona for cities, counties, school districts, universities and state agencies. As bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel, she has advised on refundings, forward deliveries, master trust indentures, certificates of participation, tax-exempt and taxable financings and disclosure.

Lauren Trialonas was named a principal in the New York office.

Trialonus' primary focus is working as bond and underwriter’s counsel on taxable and tax-exempt financings for state and local government and schools. She also has assisted on bond financings for nonprofit colleges, universities and nonprofit healthcare facilities, and solid waste facilities. She has worked on current and advance refundings, master trust indentures, variable and multimodal interest rate structures, certificates of participation, remarketings, credit and liquidity facility substitutions and disclosure.

"We are proud to promote Thomas, Jennifer and Lauren for their valuable contributions to the firm, and are confident they will continue to play a key role in our growth and success," Sharb said.

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