Jeffrey M. Perlman

Jeffrey M. Perlman

Practice Focus
Public Finance

Boston College Law School, J.D., 2006
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., magna cum laude, 2003

Massachusetts, 2012
New York, 2007
New Jersey, 2006

Joined Firm


Jeffrey Perlman’s practice is primarily focused on public finance, serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel, bank’s counsel, and special counsel for various types of tax-exempt and taxable public finance transactions.  He joined D. Seaton and Associates in 2015.

Mr. Perlman has worked on over 100 transactions with an aggregate principal amount of more than $40 billion, including revenue, general obligation, transportation, airport, water and sewer, healthcare, education, future tax secured, variable and fixed-rate bonds, commercial paper, and working capital financings.  He also has experience with derivatives, direct purchases, letters of credit and standby bond purchase agreements.

Mr. Perlman previously served as counsel to the City of New York, at the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget and to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the State Treasurer’s Office.  He worked on many of Massachusetts’ nationally recognized innovations in the public finance market.  These included the Commonwealth’s regularly scheduled disclosure update process, the first issuance of Green Bonds in the municipal bond market, and MassDirect Notes, Massachusetts’ continuous retail offering of bonds through an alternative trading platform, which was awarded the Bond Buyer’s Deal of the Year award in 2014.

Mr. Perlman received his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 2006 and his Bachelor of Arts in 2003 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in Psychology, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Perlman is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, including its Securities and Disclosure Committee.  Mr. Perlman served on the steering committee for NABL’s Bond Attorneys Workshop in 2017 and as a panelist in 2014 and 2016.  Mr. Perlman is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.



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