Anna focuses her practice on public finance with an emphasis on infrastructure financings. She is a recognized emerging leader for her considerable experience advising clients on infrastructure projects from conception to financing. In addition to her financing practice, Anna counsels clients on tax credits and other governmental incentives.
Anna partners with issuers, underwriters, developers and borrowers on a variety of financing structures with a particular focus on public bond offerings. Anna’s bond practice includes land-secured transactions, incremental tax revenue pledges and general revenue pledges, and she has counseled clients on financings for mixed-use developments, transportation facilities, continuing care retirement communities, renewable energy facilities, exempt facilities, multifamily housing and hospitals.
Anna co-founded the Maryland Women in Public Finance chapter and serves as its past president and as a founding director. Anna is the president of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland and serves as the co-chair of its Judicial Nominating Committee.
Before joining McGuireWoods, Anna clerked for Judge Alexander Wright Jr. of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. While earning her law degree from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, Anna was a leadership scholar, an intern/Asper fellow to Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, and an articles editor on the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy.
- Ongoing representation to the Maryland Department of Transportation in connection with Governor Hogan’s Traffic Relief Plan, which seeks to transform the Capital Beltway by adding capacity through new toll lanes along the Capital Beltway between the American Legion Bridge and Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
- Ongoing advice to the Georgia Department of Transportation in connection with planned transportation public-private partnerships, including for Georgia State Route 400, one of the state’s busiest highways.
- Represented a leading financial institution as lead underwriter for the $397.31 million financing of additional capacity lanes for an expressway project in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
- Represented a leading financial institute as underwriters counsel for the $643.45 million refinancing of the Purple Line light rail project in the Washington, D.C. area.
- Represented initial purchasers in connection with a combined Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of a $608.5 million note to refinance existing municipal bond debt for an expressway project in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
- Represented a leading financial institution as underwriters counsel for the $571.55 million financing on a forward delivery basis for a tunnel system in the Norfolk-Portsmouth, Virginia region.
- Represented a leading financial institution as underwriters counsel for the $537.51 million refinancing related to the I-685 managed lane project.
- Represented a leading financial institution as underwriters counsel in the issuance of $331.79 million Texas Private Activity Bond Surface Transportation Corporation Senior Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds Series 2019A and $871 million Texas Private Activity Bond Surface Transportation Corporation Senior Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds Taxable Series 2019B related to the North Tarrant Express managed lane project.
- Represented a leading global financial institution as underwriter in the City of Nashville’s Metropolitan Council Industrial Development Board’s $42.88 financing of infrastructure for Century Farms, a 300.5-acre, mixed-use development that includes retail, restaurant, multifamily residential, office and hotel uses located in South Nashville’s Central Business Improvement District.
- Acted as special counsel to the City of Atlanta in connection with the structuring, negotiation and implementation of a public-private partnership to develop and complete a 22-mile loop of parks, pedestrian/bike trails and future transit connecting more than 40 neighborhoods around the City of Atlanta, commonly known as the ”Atlanta BeltLine” project.
- Represented a bidder as local counsel in connection with its bid for the Purple Line project in Maryland to provide a new east-west connection to areas around the Washington, D.C. region through a public-private partnership.
- Represented underwriters as local counsel in the initial $313.035 million financing of the construction of the Purple Line project in Maryland.
- Represented the City of Baltimore in connection with:
- Port Covington Project, one of the largest redevelopment projects in the United States to revitalize a portion of the Baltimore waterfront, facilitated through tax increment financing bonds, construction loans, opportunity zone equity investments and low income housing tax credits
- Harbor Point Project, including the financing and refinancing of the 27 acre mixed-use project, through multiple issues of tax increment financing bonds
- Center\West (Poppleton) Project, an urban renewal project with affordable housing, completed through the use of tax increment financing bonds, HUD loan proceeds and equity
- Represented the Revenue Authority of Prince George’s County in the issuance of $40 million taxable bonds. The proceeds of the issuance financed a 1,100-space parking garage at the University of Maryland Medical System’s Capital Regional Medical Center.
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of LawJD
cum laude, Articles Editor, Journal of Health Care Law & Policy2014
University of Maryland University CollegeBSPolitical Science
Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Project Finance Board, Law360, 2022, 2023
Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
Member, Maryland Women in Public Finance
Member, Women in Public Finance
- Moderator, "Clean Energy Finance Forum", CDFA National Development Finance Summit, November 9, 2023
- Panelist, "The Different Faces of Business Law", University of Maryland Carey School of Law, November 2022
- Panelist, "Diversity in Transactional Practice", Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) Real Property Section and MSBA Tax Section, March 2017
- Hon. Alexander Wright Jr., Maryland Court of Special Appeals, 2014-2015
- District of Columbia
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Public Finance Law, 2021-2024
Recognized as a “Generation J.D. Honoree,” Leadership in Law Awards, The Daily Record, 2022
- Author, Three Takeaways for Municipal Bond Issuers From the New SEC Cybersecurity Disclosure Rules, McGuireWoods Legal Alert, September 6, 2023
- Author, Five Things Affordable Housing Developers Need to Know About the American Rescue Plan Act, McGuireWoods Legal Alert, September 8, 2022
- Author, Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds: Five Things Governments Need to Know, McGuireWoods Legal Alert, June 9, 2021
- Quoted, "When State and Local Governments Can Expect to Receive Stimulus Funds", Route Fifty, March 19, 2021
- Author, $350 Billion Slated for State, Local Governments as President Signs American Rescue Plan, McGuireWoods Legal Alert, March 12, 2021
- Author, Demise of Bill Requiring Prevailing Wages for TIF-Funded Construction Contractors, McGuireWoods Legal Alert, April 3, 2017
- Co-author, "Litigation and Social Media: Using Social Media to Your Advantage at Every Step of the Trial", The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Quarterly, 2014