Bruce P. Weisenthal maintains a comprehensive public finance practice and is often called upon to provide strategic, high-level legal counseling to his clients. He provides a fresh, creative and practical approach to his practice, which has earned him loyal clients and a track record of success.
Bruce’s practice encompasses all aspects of public finance — including serving as borrower’s, issuer’s and trustee’s counsel — so he understands the process inside out. He is able to quickly identify pragmatic solutions and bridge diverse opinions, which allows his clients to achieve their goals efficiently and effectively.
To best serve his clients, Bruce has adapted his practice throughout his career, adding different dimensions and capabilities. He built extensive experience handling housing revenue bonds before expanding to trustee counsel work and asset securitization, railcar financing and bankruptcy work. “An exceptional lawyer changes his focus with the tide,” he says. Bruce’s practice has evolved from a foundation as a bond lawyer into a more general advisory role, as reflected in his position as general counsel of a leading manufacturer of consumer products.
Bruce served on the firm’s Executive Committee for 17 years, taking a break when a change in the partnership agreement instituted term limits. He was re-elected to the Executive Committee in 2020. He attributes that long run to his ability to maintain credibility with his partners. “I’m a straight shooter,” he says, “For my firm, I strive to understand our place in a changing marketplace. My clients rely on me to do the same for them.”