J. Kevin Dougherty Senior Counsel

Kevin has extensive experience as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and borrower's counsel in a wide variety of tax-exempt and taxable financings for authorities, commissions, districts, nonprofit healthcare organizations and institutions of higher education. He has worked on financings in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana and New York.

He has served as bond counsel in connection with numerous tax-exempt financings for large hospital systems, for community based hospitals, and for small hospitals and continuing care retirement communities.

In addition, he has substantial experience in master trust indenture financings and has been responsible for drafting new master trust indentures.

Kevin has also served as bond counsel to water and wastewater districts and authorities in North Carolina. In his role as underwriter’s counsel, he has represented major investment banks in financings ranging from healthcare to airport and air cargo facilities.

Having served as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel in complex revenue bond offerings, he has experience in variable rate financings, and credit enhanced and liquidity supported structures, and he has assumed an active role on behalf of his clients in negotiating business covenants and other deal terms with various financing participants.


Representation as bond counsel of a national university and academic medical center with outstanding debt of $1.5 billion.

Representation as underwriter’s counsel on initial public offering of debt on behalf of an academic medical center.

Representation as counsel to a national university on all bond issues after Hurricane Katrina.

Negotiation as bond counsel of complex business covenants with credit enhancers on behalf of large hospital system.

  • Fordham University School of Law, JD, 1990
  • New York University, MA, 1982
  • Bucknell University, BA, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa, 1979

Member, American Bar Association

  • New York
  • North Carolina

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Named a "Lawyer of the Year," Public Finance Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America, 2018, 2020

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Public Finance Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2005-2020

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