Firm Overview

Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP is the only national law firm in the United States whose practice is devoted primarily to public finance and public projects. Each of our specialty areas supports and complements our municipal transactions practice. The Firm has more attorneys engaged in the full time practice of public finance and projects than any other law firm in the country. This concentration of expertise constitutes an unparalleled resource for our clients.

The Firm is consistently ranked among the top law firms in the nation in terms of volume as bond counsel and underwriters' counsel.  In 2015 the Firm was ranked first nationally as underwriters' counsel and second as bond counsel, according to Thomson Reuters. Hawkins has participated in virtually every type of transaction in the public finance arena. Our project finance and public contracts practices are also distinguished in their breadth and experience.

The Firm also has the richest heritage in terms of service to the municipal industry. Founded in 1854, the Firm has been recognized nationally for its bond opinions since the late 19th century. Our attorneys have taken part in many of the landmark undertakings in our nation's history, including tollways, port authorities, housing finance agencies, environmental facilities, fiscal recovery agencies, and non-profit institutions. Hawkins has evolved into a full service public finance law firm of over 80 lawyers. The Firm's New York headquarters are located at 28 Liberty Street in Lower Manhattan's financial district. The Firm also maintains offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, California, Portland, Oregon, Washington, D.C., Newark, New Jersey, Hartford, Connecticut and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Firm History