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Christopher Fink

Christopher Fink

Mr. Fink joined Merrill Lynch in 2003 after managing the Public Power Group at Morgan Stanley. During his 24 years in municipal finance, Mr. Fink has represented many of the largest and most innovative municipal utilities and cooperatives, including CPS San Antonio, LIPA, American Municipal Power, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, Santee Cooper, SRP,� MEAG Power, the Florida Municipal Power Agency, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, LADWP, SCPPA, UAMPS, Austin Utilities, the Utility Board of Key West, Owensboro Municipal Utilities, the Lower Colorado River Authority, the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, the Omaha Public Power District, the New York Power Authority, Pedernales Electric Cooperative, Minnkota Power and the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency. Mr. Fink has also served as Financial Advisor to LIPA, Santee Cooper and the Gainesville Regional Utilities. Prior to his investment banking career, Mr. Fink was a practicing tax attorney for eight years at both Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. As such, he is intimately familiar with the legal and tax issues of municipal finance. Mr. Fink remains active and up-to-date on developments in the law of municipal taxation and is a member and frequent panelist for the National Association of Bond Lawyers (“NABL”) and the American Bar Association. Mr. Fink also chaired NABL’s first workshop on public power. Mr. Fink was recently named as the Florida Municipal Electric Association’s Associate Member of the Year for his work in public power.Mr. Fink is serving on the Large Public Power Council (“LPPC”) Finance Task Force on Nuclear Power and has testified in Department of Energy Hearings on behalf of LPPC. LPPC is a Washington D.C. based lobbying organization set up by many of the nation’s largest municipal utilities.Mr. Fink received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany, his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo (with a concentration in state and local government law) and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.