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Mitchell Rapaport

Mitchell Rapaport has been a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Nixon Peabody since 1995. Before joining Nixon Peabody, Mitchell Rapaport a partner with Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon. He spent his early career with the Internal Revenue Service in the Office of the Chief Counsel, Legislation and Regulations Division, and more recently in the Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Policy. During his time at the Treasury, Mr. Rapaport assisted in drafting the proposed private-activity bond regulations, the arbitrage regulations, and the rules relating to changes of use of bond-financed facilities and management contracts.Mr. Rapaport has participated in a wide variety of tax-exempt financings, including numerous refunding transactions,�public power transactions, stadium and convention center transactions, and education, multifamily housing and solid waste disposal financings, and he has provided advice in a number of privatization transactions. Mr. Rapaport has also worked on a variety of legislative and regulatory matters. Mr. Rapaport is involved with a number of IRS audits in areas that include solid waste disposal facilities and natural gas prepayments.�In addition, Mr. Rapaport has assisted a number of clients on legislative and regulatory matters, including the Government Finance Officers Association, the Large Public Power Council, and the Regional Bond Dealers Association.� Mr. Rapaport has also represented a number of clients in connection with IRS audits, including issuers, underwriters and other market participants.� With�over 25 years of experience in the tax aspects of public finance transactions, he is nationally recognized in his fieldMr. Rapaport is an active member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, having served as Chair of the Association’s General Tax Matters Committee and of its Washington Seminar.