Westchester NY, NYC and CT

Robert M. Drillings

Robert M. Drillings is Of Counsel here at Jones, LLP. Mr. Drillings joined the firm March 2019. Robert M. Drillings represents participants in tax-exempt and taxable municipal bond financing, including issuers, conduit borrowers, credit enhancers, underwriters and direct purchasers. His experience includes governmental purposes financings, 501(c)(3 ) bond transactions, financings of public housing and privately-developed affordable and mixed-income housing and military housing, transportation and utility facilities, and securitization of governmentally-owned assets including delinquent real property taxes and tobacco master settlement agreement payment streams.

Robert’s background in public finance and municipal law is uniquely diverse and sets him apart from other practitioners in his field, as he has moved successfully between the public and private sectors throughout his career. After beginning his career in the New York City Law Department’s Municipal Securities Division, he has been a partner of two nationally known corporate and financial services law firms and was the general counsel of a group of New York State public benefit corporations involved, principally, in the financing of affordable and mixed-income housing and community development. He has also been the general counsel of the public finance and global infrastructure group of a triple-A rated bond insurer, where he was also responsible for regulatory and licensure matters and was a member of the company’s credit committee, before moving to the business side of the company as the deputy head of the public finance and global infrastructure group. Robert has developed and implemented innovative solutions for difficult financings and defaulted issues, and as vice president of another bond insurer, negotiated restructurings and implemented loss mitigation strategies involving defaulted credits.


New York State
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York