Kevin R. Cunningham

Tel 215.864.8507
Fax 215.864.8999

Kevin R. Cunningham focuses on health care and higher education finance, student loan revenue bonds, transportation (bridge toll revenue bonds and passenger rail), and traditional municipal bonds for water and sewer systems, prisons, office buildings, and general municipal purposes. Kevin is the assignments partner for the Public Finance Department of Ballard Spahr's Philadelphia office and the department representative on the firm's evaluation and compensation committee for nonpartner lawyers.

Kevin has extensive experience in a wide range of municipal bond financings, primarily taxable and tax-exempt public debt offerings. His transactional experience includes tax and revenue anticipation notes; derivatives transactions; securitization of industrial development loans and tax liens; financings for municipal pension obligations; industrial development projects such as pollution control and solid waste disposal facilities for utilities and manufacturing facilities; airport facilities; convention center and sports facilities financings; and financings for secondary schools, research institutions, and trade associations.

Kevin is familiar with a wide range of financing structures, including traditional fixed-rate, variable-rate and multimodal, and indexed floaters. He has a client base that includes hospitals and health systems, universities, secondary schools, state and local governments and their agencies and authorities, interstate authorities, investment banks, commercial banks providing credit and liquidity enhancement, and indenture trustees.

Professional Activities

American College of Bond Counsel, Fellow
National Association of Bond Lawyers
Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, public finance law, 2005-2019

The Legal 500 US, finance – municipal bankruptcy, 2012, 2014-2016

Named Best Lawyers' 2012 Philadelphia Public Finance Lawyer of the Year

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1981)

Harvard University (A.B. 1978, magna cum laude)