American College of Bond Counsel

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Jennifer Capasso Mendonça

Locke Lord LLP

111 Huntington Ave., 9th Floor

Boston, MA 02199-7613 Tel - (617) 239-0845 Fax - (617) 316-8208


Borrower's Counsel, Finance & Financial Institutions, Health Care Finance, Multifamily housing bonds, Municipal derivatives, Municipal revenue bonds, Post-issuance tax compliance, Private Placements, Public Finance, Securities law, Single-family housing bonds, Tax, and Underwriter's Counsel

Professional Affiliates

  • Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL)
  • Steering Committee Member, NABL The Workshop (formerly Bond Attorney’s Workshop) (2017-2019)
  • President, Boston Chapter of Women in Public Finance (2019-2022)
  • Board Member, Boston Chapter of Women in Public Finance
  • Board Member, Greater Boston Legal Services


  • J.D., summa cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2006
    Order of the Coif
    Articles Editor, Boston College Law Review
  • M.A., summa cum laude, Boston College Lynch School of Education, 2006
  • B.S., Accounting and Information Systems, magna cum laude, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2001


Jennifer Capasso Mendonça focuses her practice exclusively on all aspects of taxable and tax-exempt finance for governmental and 501(c)(3) entities, as bond counsel, borrower’s counsel, underwriter’s counsel, lender’s counsel and disclosure counsel. Her broad-based experience with virtually every type of public finance transaction allows her to provide high-quality and efficient legal service to her clients in connection with all aspects of financing transactions, including structuring, tax law analysis, document drafting and negotiation and closing.

Jennifer’s experience includes:

She has extensive experience with both fixed rate and variable rate multimodal debt, public offerings and private placement transactions and derivative products. She also has significant public finance tax law experience, particularly with respect to 501(c)(3) institutions, including assisting clients with IRS audits, VCAP requests, private use analysis and post-issuance compliance.

Representative Experience