Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


Connie Cahill


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Albany Office

80 State Street
Albany, New York 12207

New York Office

Suite 600
1270 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020

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Connie serves on Barclay Damon’s Management Committee as the firm’s deputy managing partner and is the Public Finance Practice Area chair. With more than 35 years of experience, she serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower counsel, and bank counsel in public finance transactions involving NYS agencies and authorities, industrial development agencies, local development corporations, municipalities, and school districts. Her extensive financing experience involves college and university projects, hospitals, assisted-living facilities, affordable multi-family housing projects, and infrastructure projects.

As bond counsel to more than 100 municipalities and school districts, Connie represents general-obligation clients in the issuance of tax-exempt bonds and notes to finance capital projects, pension obligations, tax certiorari settlements and judgments, the issuance of revenue and tax anticipation notes to finance cash-flow deficits, and the issuance of current refunding bonds to achieve debt-service savings. She represents general-obligation issuers in connection with financings through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and the Environmental Facilities Corporation, capital projects financed with energy performance contracts, and non-recourse borrowings through the NYS Municipal Bond Bank Authority.

Connie also develops creative financing solutions and offers advice on disclosure obligations for major underwriting firms active in New York State.

In addition to her own practice, Connie serves as co-chair of the firm’s Women's Forum, actively participating in initiatives that encourage collaboration among Barclay Damon’s women attorneys and clients, business leaders, and government officials. She participates in planning and executing in-house events that help develop successful strategies for professional, client, and leadership development for the firm’s women attorneys.

Representative Experience

  • Serves as bond counsel to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, the NYS Housing Finance Agency, and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation.
  • Serves as general counsel and bond counsel to industrial development agencies and local development corporations, advising on the Public Authorities Accountability Act, the Public Authorities Reform Act, and guidance issued by the NYS Authorities Budget Office.
  • Represents municipalities on water and sewer projects financed by the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation.
  • Represents school districts on capital projects financed by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.
  • Serves as underwriter’s counsel to all major underwriting firms active in New York State.
  • Serves as bank counsel to banks purchasing tax-exempt bonds and providing credit support in tax-exempt bond transactions.

Practice Areas


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1986
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., cum laude, 1983
  • Siena College, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1979

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1984

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • New York State Government Finance Officers Association
  • New York State Economic Development Council

Civic Activities

  • United Way of the Capital District, Board of Directors Member

Speaking & Publications


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated for Very High to Preeminent Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • State University of New York at Albany School of Business, Accounting Program, Assistant Professor of Graduate-Level Tax Courses