Nixon Peabody’s D.C. office will add a new counsel to its public finance practice next month when Gary Bornholdt joins from the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.
Bornholdt, who will start at the firm July 30, has spent the past four years as legislation counsel to the joint committee. In that role, he worked with the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee to develop and analyze tax proposals. Prior to serving on the Hill, Bornholdt was a senior attorney in the tax-exempt bond branch of the Internal Revenue Service. At Nixon Peabody, he will handle tax-exempt bond, tax legislative, and audit matters.
Bornholdt says he searched for the past six months to find the right opportunity in private practice. His move to Nixon Peabody will be his first stint at a law firm. He says he settled on Nixon because he had previously worked with lawyers at the firm, and was impressed with its “sophisticated bond practice.” Bornholdt will mainly represent state and local governments, banks, underwriters, and other clients on the issuer side of bonds.