Thomas J. Mancuso

General Counsel

Thomas J. Mancuso has spent over 40 years providing legal services in a variety of debt issuance transactions. In the municipal bond space, he has acted as issuer’s counsel and underwriter’s counsel in general obligation, revenue obligation and industrial development financings, and has represented municipal entities, lenders, developers, providers of credit enhancement and nonprofit corporations in over $3 billion of taxable and tax-exempt bond issues. He has also represented clients in issuing securities in federal lease projects and has been a leader in innovative financings for charter schools.


In recent years, Mr. Mancuso has devoted a substantial part of his practice to the creation of a legal structure that allowed the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, Idaho, the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine in Provo, Utah to achieve economical financings using a first-of-its-kind project finance concept in the municipal bond market.


Mr. Mancuso’s practice has also emphasized the development of public transit infrastructure, including port facilities for the delivery of crude oil by rail from production fields in the United States and Canada to the Gulf Coast, and port facilities servicing water traffic on the Ohio River. In addition, he has been lead counsel with respect to financings for multiple “green” projects, developing solid waste treatment projects for production of recovered minerals from spent refining catalyst, waste-to-energy projects generating electricity from wood waste, production of fiber-based products designed to replace plastics, projects for the recovery of scrap steel and recycling of lithium batteries, and facilities converting waste oils to biodiesel.


Mr. Mancuso received his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver College of Law, where he was Associate Editor of the Denver Law Review