Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
Lebanon, NH        603.448.2221
800.727.1941



E. WILLIAM STOCKMEYER

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207.253.0585 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

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84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Tynan Lawrence




PRACTICE AREAS

Municipal Law
Public Finance
School & Education

EDUCATION

Cornell Law School, J.D., 1986, Board of Editors, Cornell Law Review

Cornell University, M.S., 1979

Cornell University, B.A., 1977


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
New Hampshire

MEMBERSHIPS

American College of Bond Counsel

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Maine Council of School Board Attorneys

Maine State Bar Association

National Council of School Board Attorneys


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Educate Maine
  Board of Directors


Morrison Center
  Finance Committee and Board of Directors




PRACTICE AREAS

Municipal Law
Public Finance
School & Education

EDUCATION

Cornell Law School, J.D., 1986, Board of Editors, Cornell Law Review

Cornell University, M.S., 1979

Cornell University, B.A., 1977


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
New Hampshire

MEMBERSHIPS

American College of Bond Counsel

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Maine Council of School Board Attorneys

Maine State Bar Association

National Council of School Board Attorneys


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Educate Maine
  Board of Directors


Morrison Center
  Finance Committee and Board of Directors




Bill Stockmeyer is Drummond Woodsum’s Practice Group Leader for the Public Finance Group. He represents clients on a wide range of financial and business matters, including bond issuance, budgetary matters, enabling and other legislation, school funding, school reorganization, construction contracts, public bidding and procurement, real estate, and board conflicts of interest.

Bill has served as bond counsel and issuer’s counsel in both Maine and New Hampshire financings. His clients include public schools, municipalities, special purpose districts and other quasi-municipal corporations. His expertise in public sector financing includes general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, working capital financings, private activity bonds, current and advance refundings, lease purchase financings, remedial actions and private letter rulings. Bill has extensive experience with tax credit bonds, particularly qualified school construction bonds, qualified zone academy bonds, qualified energy conservation bonds and Build America Bonds, as well as conduit financings to state bonding agency issuers. Bill is approved as local counsel by the Maine Municipal Bond Bank and the New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank and he has served as special tax counsel to lease finance companies on state equipment financings.

Bill has advised public entities on numerous legislative matters pertaining to their organization and legal authority. He was extensively involved in recent, sweeping changes to Maine law governing the consolidation of public school systems, then guided numerous clients through the reorganization process.

Bill is rated AV, the highest rating awarded by Martindale Hubbell, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Public Finance Law and Education Law. He has been a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers for over 20 years. In 2010, Bill’s national peers elected him to the American College of Bond Counsel, at that time one of only two attorneys so recognized and practicing in Maine or New Hampshire. Bill is listed in the "Red Book" of municipal bond attorneys.

Bill has published numerous articles on financial and business topics for public officials. In 2011, he extensively rewrote the School Finance chapter of Maine School Law, Fourth Edition to keep officials up to date on statutory changes affecting school funding, school reorganization and charter schools.


AWARDS

  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers, Public Finance Law (2009-2020)
  • Best Lawyers, Education Law (2009-2020)
Bill Stockmeyer is Drummond Woodsum’s Practice Group Leader for the Public Finance Group. He represents clients on a wide range of financial and business matters, including bond issuance, budgetary matters, enabling and other legislation, school funding, school reorganization, construction contracts, public bidding and procurement, real estate, and board conflicts of interest.

Bill has served as bond counsel and issuer’s counsel in both Maine and New Hampshire financings. His clients include public schools, municipalities, special purpose districts and other quasi-municipal corporations. His expertise in public sector financing includes general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, working capital financings, private activity bonds, current and advance refundings, lease purchase financings, remedial actions and private letter rulings. Bill has extensive experience with tax credit bonds, particularly qualified school construction bonds, qualified zone academy bonds, qualified energy conservation bonds and Build America Bonds, as well as conduit financings to state bonding agency issuers. Bill is approved as local counsel by the Maine Municipal Bond Bank and the New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank and he has served as special tax counsel to lease finance companies on state equipment financings.

Bill has advised public entities on numerous legislative matters pertaining to their organization and legal authority. He was extensively involved in recent, sweeping changes to Maine law governing the consolidation of public school systems, then guided numerous clients through the reorganization process.

Bill is rated AV, the highest rating awarded by Martindale Hubbell, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Public Finance Law and Education Law. He has been a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers for over 20 years. In 2010, Bill’s national peers elected him to the American College of Bond Counsel, at that time one of only two attorneys so recognized and practicing in Maine or New Hampshire. Bill is listed in the "Red Book" of municipal bond attorneys.

Bill has published numerous articles on financial and business topics for public officials. In 2011, he extensively rewrote the School Finance chapter of Maine School Law, Fourth Edition to keep officials up to date on statutory changes affecting school funding, school reorganization and charter schools.


AWARDS

  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Best Lawyers, Public Finance Law (2009-2020)
  • Best Lawyers, Education Law (2009-2020)
NEWS

Forty One Drummond Woodsum Attorneys are Recognized by Best Lawyers
August 20, 2020

Thirty Seven Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Are Recognized by Best Lawyers
August 21, 2019

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 33 Drummond Woodsum Attorneys
August 16, 2018

Thirty Attorneys from Drummond Woodsum are listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015


ARTICLES

School Budgets and Fund Balances: Changing Laws and New Developments
Spring 2018

What Every Superintendent Should Know About Tax Exempt Bonds
Spring 2016

School Budgets, Soldier Bounties, and Amending
Winter 2016

New QZAB Allocations Available
Winter 2015

PRESENTATIONS

Maine School Business Officials 6th Annual Law Seminar
October 4, 2019


5th Annual Maine School Business Officials Seminar
October 18, 2018


2018 Maine School Finance Summer Institute
July 24-27, 2018


Maine School Business Officials 4th Annual Law Seminar
November 9, 2017









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