Hugh C. Sutherland
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Phone: 215-665-3096
Fax: 215-665-3165

Hugh C. Sutherland’s practice includes business transactions with an emphasis on public finance, health care finance, project finance and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive financial experience as counsel to major borrowers and lenders on major real estate and credit-based transactions. He has in-depth experience as counsel to municipal, city, state, county, non-profit and tax-exempt entities with regard to public financing, commercial paper, leasing, letters of credit, financial formation and joint venturing. He has assisted health care entities in sales and acquisitions of assets and enterprises.

Mr. Sutherland has acted as bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel for bond issues of municipal entities (authority, state, county, city, school district and township), including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, City of Philadelphia, The hospitals and Higher Educational Facilities Authority of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Higher Education Facilities Authority and the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development. Duties have included negotiating and drafting legal documents, meeting with underwriters and rating agencies, structuring opinion letters, reviewing feasibility studies, managing due-diligence investigations, and preparing official statements and blue sky and legal investment materials.

He has also advised the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development (the city and county IDB issuer) on industrial development bond matters.

Mr. Sutherland is a Fullbright DAAD Scholar, Munich, Germany, and was previously a lecturer at Temple University Law School.

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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