Kenneth W. Bond

Ken Bond (installed September 16, 2013) has 45 years of experience as transaction counsel involving infrastructure and project finance including economic and industrial development, public utility, privatization of public facilities and public purpose facilities. He advises public sector issuers, corporations and financial institutions in the areas of public funds and public debt management, public sector energy projects and policy, and economic development projects.

Mr. Bond practiced with an international law firm for over 24 years before forming K.W. Bond LLC, Consultant and Advisor  He has served on the Executive Committee of the Local and State Government Section of the New York State Bar Association and on the Council of the State and Local Government Law Section of the American Bar Association, having served as chair of the Public Finance Committee of the Section from 2006 to 2011,  He has served on the Legal and Legislative Committee of the New York State Government Finance Officers Association and as a governor of The Municipal Forum of New York, Inc., serving as secretary from 1993 to 2010. He has served as a trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission.

Mr. Bond is an adjunct professor of state and local government finance law at Albany Law School and is on the advisory board of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, a juris doctorate from the University of California and a master’s in legal studies from NYU School of Law.


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