PAPARONE LAW PLLC, is a boutique law practice providing tailored legal services to some of the world's largest financial banking institutions operating in the public finance sector. Paparone Law delivers a big firm experience while providing personalized attention.

Recognized as a WBE by the Port Authority of NY & NJ, as well as New York City and New York State.



Corporate Trust

The firm represents financial institutions that provide trustee and agency services to the municipal financial markets. Our services include giving advice on fiduciary responsibilities; representing trustees on taxable, tax-exempt and green municipal bond issuances; representing trustee banks in their roles as escrow agent, paying agent, collateral agent and depositary; drafting and negotiating intercreditor agreements; and procuring valid consent solicitations. In addition to new transactions, Ms. Paparone advises corporate trust clients on risk management matters and current market standards on a variety of trustee specific issues.

Public Finance

The firm's Public Finance practice is focused on tax-exempt financings in which Ms. Paparone has represented issuers, institutions, placement agents and underwriters in various public finance transactions. Ms. Paparone assists her clients in all aspects of public finance, including diligence and blue sky issues.

Ms. Paparone's representative transactions in Corporate Trust and Public Finance include:

Revenue Bonds

Housing Bonds

Stadium Financings

Airport Bonds

Transportation Bonds

Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

School Bonds

Library Bonds

Civic Facility Bonds

Industrial Development Bonds

Environmental Improvement Bonds

Municipal Water Bonds

Sewer Bonds

Personal Income Tax Bonds

Bond Anticipation Notes

Certificates of Participation

Commercial Paper

Attorney Profile


PAPARONE LAW PLLC was founded by Melissa E. Paparone in April of 2017 after more than a decade of practice at some of the most prestigious Public Finance and Corporate Trust boutique firms in New York City. Ms. Paparone is well known in the industry as being a highly qualified and dedicated attorney whose proactive approach adds value for her clients on every transaction.



University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2003

Roanoke College, Bachelors of Business Administration, 2000

  • Concentration in Accounting
  • Honors Program Graduate
Professional Affiliations, Honors and Awards

Professional Affiliations, Honors and Awards

  • New York State Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Faculty Member, Spring 2012 and 2013 Fundamentals Conference
  • The Municipal Forum of New York
  • Women in Public Finance Forum
  • Named to New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018
  • Named to Super Lawyers New York Metro 2019 & 2020
Bar Memberships

Bar Memberships

  • New York, 2004
  • Pennsylvania, 2011
  • U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 2007



Melissa Paparone has a long history of representing banks in public finance transactions across the country. While the majority of her work has been in New York, Ms. Paparone has been counsel to bond trustees from coast to coast.

A few of her recent representative transactions are below:

$502,715,000 New York State Housing Finance Agency Affordable Housing Revenue Bonds Series 2023A and 2023B (as co-bond counsel)
$410,000,000 New York Transportation Development Corporation, Special Facilities Bonds, Senior Series 2022A (Tax-Exempt) (AMT) (JFK Airport Terminal 6-7 Redevelopment Project)
$371,380,000 Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Highway System Revenue Refunding Bonds (Subordinated), Commonwealth Contract Assistance Secured Variable Rate Demand Obligations, 2022 Series A-1, Series A-2 and Series A-3
$700,200,000 Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (MTA Bridges and Tunnels) Payroll Mobility Tax Senior Lien Green Bonds, Series 2022E (Climate Bond Certified)



PAPARONE LAW PLLC is located at:

30 Broad Street, 14th Floor, Suite 1482
New York, New York 10004

Main Phone Number: (212) 269.2893
Melissa Paparone Direct Dial: (212) 652.3502
Fax: (201) 716.3959

Email: [email protected]