Valentino F. DiGiorgio III

Co-Chair, Banking
Co-Chair, Public Finance

vdigiorgio@stradley.com

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Valentino DiGiorgio

Overview

Val DiGiorgio handles all legal aspects of financial services, including commercial lending and tax-exempt financing for 501(c)(3) entities, governmental units and other entities. He regularly advises banks and financial institution clients on state and federal regulatory issues, including consumer compliance and broader financial issues. He has served as bond counsel and has represented governmental issuers and authorities, letter of credit providers, as well as underwriters and borrowers in dozens of tax-exempt financings with an aggregate value in excess of $3.5 billion. These transactions often involve the resolution of significant federal tax and constitutional law issues, in particular, when the financing is for the benefit of elementary and secondary schools affiliated with, or sponsored by, religious institutions.

Val also represents clients in an advisory capacity before state and local governments on a broad array of legislative, administrative and business development matters.

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Results

Representative Matters

  • represented an affiliate of Congreso de Latinos Unidas, a not-for-profit corporation, in connection with a $16 million New Markets Tax Credit loan from The Reinvestment Fund.
  • served as bond counsel in connection with the issuance of a $650 million state bond issue
  • served as solicitor for the Bethlehem Revitalization and Improvement Authority in connection with its formation and the establishment of its City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) tax increment funding loan program
  • advised various financial institution clients regarding compliance with state and federal regulatory matters, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth-in-Lending, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Dodd-Frank Act and other state and federal consumer protection laws
  • represented various nonprofit community organizations including AIM Academy and Delaware River Waterfront Corporation before state legislators and governor’s staff regarding state capital budget funding, transportation funding and other government grants
  • advised school district issuers in connection with SEC's Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative
  • served as business development consultant for Constellation Energy in connection with its energy service consulting services
  • represented Philadelphia Horticultural Society in connection with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania budget issues and the extension of the contract for the Philadelphia Flower Show
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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
Education
  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law
  • B.B.A., magna cum laude, Temple University
Memberships

  • Board Member, Independence Hospital Indemnity Plan, Inc.
  • Board Member, Consumer and Public Affairs Committee Member, Independence Health Group
  • Board Member, Chester County Economic Development Council
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Chairman, Chester County Republican Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, "Recent Developments in Public Finance," Chester County Association of Township Officials
  • Television Roundtable, 6ABC Inside Story
  • Television Interview, “Politics,” Larry Kane's Voice of Reason
  • Host, “U.S. Congressman Fitzpatrick Discusses Key Issues Impacting the Financial Industry”
  • Presenter, “5 Days to Inauguration: The Future of Pennsylvania and National Policies and Politics,” Stradley Ronon & Larry Kane
  • Presenter, “What Every Business Person Needs To Know about the Election,” Royal Bank America
  • Panelist, “Tax Exempt and Bond Financing,” Chester County Economic Development Council Conference Center
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