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Jens H. Damgaard



Jens Damgaard is a public finance lawyer with more than three decades of experience representing school districts, counties, municipalities, and municipal authorities in tax-exempt and structured financings for a variety of public projects. He also represents banks, underwriters, and trustees in connection with bond issues, loans, investment and derivative products, and credit issues.

Representative Matters

  • Serves as bond counsel to over 40 Pennsylvania school districts on various general obligation bonds, tax-exempt bank financings, and floating rate notes.
  • Bond counsel to numerous municipalities and municipal authorities that are borrowing to construct public water and sewer system improvements, parking facilities, municipal buildings, parks, and other projects.
  • Counsel to municipal entities financing projects through grants and loans from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVest) and the United States Department of Agriculture.
  • Advising clients on novel uses of municipal authorities, leases, transfer agreements, and other contracts to generate revenues for general municipal purposes.
  • Bond counsel on tax-exempt financings benefitting charitable and other nonprofit entities.

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers, Past President
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

Awards and Recognition:

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Public Finance Law
  • Attained an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell

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Speaking Engagements

  • “Recognizing and Preserving a Municipality’s Equity in Local Utility Systems,” presented at the PA Local Government Commission’s 2022 Local Government Symposium, October 6, 2022.
  • Association of Pennsylvania Municipal Managers (APMM) Fall, 2017 Training Seminars:  Revenue Alternatives to the Sale or Long Term Lease of Municipal Assets
  • APMM February, 2018 Winter Workshop: New Strategies for Using Your Municipal Authority to Save and Earn Revenues