H. David Prior is a partner in the Public Finance Department and a member of the Health Care, Housing, Higher Education, and P3/Infrastructure Groups, and the Climate Change and Sustainability Initiative. Mr. Prior has litigation and corporate finance experience, but has concentrated in public finance since 1970 and has extensive experience as bond counsel and underwriter's counsel in virtually every kind of tax-exempt financing. He has devoted substantial time to developing Ballard Spahr's tax-exempt health care and housing practice and has represented a number of state agency and local issuers of hospital and housing bonds throughout the United States. Mr. Prior has had primary responsibility for the firm's engagements by several regional and national hospital systems, including the Lehigh Valley Health System and the Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania, and the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor and CSJ Health System, in their nationwide financings. He has represented the Idaho, Utah, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Puerto Rico housing agencies as bond counsel and has served as underwriter's counsel for the financings of the Oregon, Idaho, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts housing agencies. Mr. Prior has extensive experience with the City of Philadelphia and its issuing agencies and has served as bond counsel to the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Water Department, and the Philadelphia International Airport. He also has served as special finance counsel to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.
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