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M. Cornelia Cahill

M. Cornelia 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 Cahill has more than 25 years experience serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, institution counsel and bank counsel in various public finance transactions involving New York State agencies and authorities, industrial development agencies, local development corporations, municipalities and school districts. Her extensive financing experience includes college and universities projects, hospitals, assisted living facilities, senior and multi-family housing projects and infrastructure projects.

Connie serves as bond counsel to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, the New York State Housing Finance Agency and, in conjunction with a MWBE firm, as special bond counsel to the New York State Thruway Authority. She also serves as agency counsel and bond counsel to several industrial development agencies and local development corporations, regularly advising the local agencies and authorities on the Public Authorities Accountability Act and the Public Authorities Reform Act, as well as guidance provided by the New York State Authorities Budget Office.

As bond counsel to over 60 municipalities and school districts, Connie has extensive experience representing her general obligation clients in the issuance of serial bonds, deficit bonds, bond anticipation notes, revenue anticipation notes and tax anticipation notes, as well as energy performance contracts. Connie represents municipalities in connection with projects financed by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation and she represents school districts in connection with projects financed by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.

Connie regularly serves as underwriter’s counsel to all of the major underwriting firms active in New York State providing creative financing solutions and sound advice regarding an underwriter’s disclosure obligations.

Connie serves on the Firm’s Management Committee, is the Chair of the Public Finance Practice Area, and is the co-chair of the Women's Forum. She is actively involved in the Forum's many events, including office networking events that encourage interaction among the firm's women attorneys and clients, business leaders and government officials, and in-house events that are organized to assist the firm's women attorneys in developing successful strategies for professional, client and leadership development.

Connie previously was an Assistant Professor in the School of Business at the State University of New York at Albany where she taught graduate tax courses in the Masters in Accounting Program.

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

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1984

Memberships & Affiliations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Capital District Forum for Executive Women
  • New York State Government Finance Officers Association

Civic Activities

  • Schenectady County Catholic Charities Board of Directors

Speaking & Publications

  • Presenter, "The SEC's Municipal Continuing Disclosure Compliance Initiative," Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers, September 30, 2014
  • "Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Hiscock's Connie Cahill," Law360, May 2, 2014


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

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner