Awards + Recognitions
Professional Associations
Presentations + Publications

Matters +

Case Studies

Community Service
A Special Counsel to the firm, Bob is primarily involved in the handling of commercial and public finance transactions including the purchase and sale of businesses and assets, commercial finance including asset-based lending, long term and revolving credit loans as well as commercial, real and personal property financing. He represents borrowers, banks, trustees and bond purchasers in the areas of tax-exempt and taxable bonds, interest-rate swaps and similar derivatives, and the privatization of municipal assets. Additionally, he represents a diverse group of business and municipal clients varying from manufacturing to distribution, equipment leasing, healthcare, airlines and a wide range of service companies.

Bob has acted as general or special financing counsel to corporations on projects such as the representation of housing, commercial and/or industrial property developers and operators, healthcare institutions, corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies throughout the United States. He has also drafted legislation to create several public finance clients, develop business assistance programs, and utilize federal housing and clean water programs on a state and local level, and assisted the boards and staff of clients in the effective implementation of these programs. Bob has extensive experience with water and electric utilities, and federal and state regulatory issues.

He has served as key person on state-of-the-art financings including private equity transactions, “low-floater” bond issues, letter of credit-backed issues, multiple-mode issues and flexible-bond issues.


  • University of Pennsylvania, joint J.D./M.B.A., Penn Law School and Wharton Graduate School; 1979
  • Columbia College, Political Science major; History minor; 1975


  • New York

Awards + Recognitions

  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Red Book of Nationally Recognized Bond Counsel

Professional Associations

  • An Advisory Board Member of the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA)
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • American Healthcare Lawyers Association
  • Real Estate Finance Association
  • Northeast Economic Developers Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Sustaining Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Society of Columbia Graduates, Board member; 1998-2004
  • University of Pennsylvania Club of Long Island, former Vice President, former Treasurer, Board member; 2002-present
  • Wharton Club of Westchester and Fairfield Counties, Board member; 2004-present
  • Regis High School Bar Association, Steering Committee; 2005-present
  • New York State Economic Development Council; 1999-present

Presentations + Publications

Regis Bar Association
Law School Alumni Networks, June 8, 2007

Empire Zone Forum of Putnam County Economic Development Corporation
May 24, 2007

“Financing for your Project Can Be as Near as Local Development Agency,”
Manufacturing.net  August 21, 2006

“Using the Overlooked Secret of Low-Cost Capital financing,”
Banker and Tradesman Special Edition of Commercial Real Estate Monthly, July 31, 2006

Local Wharton Club
Corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley, June 2006

Wharton Club of New York
Private Equity and Real Estate, November 15, 2004
Organizer and Speaker

“Tax-Exempt Bonds Overlooked as Construction Financing Tool,”
Commercial Record, August 20, 2004

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and Tax-Exempt Bonds
May 2004

“Tax-Exempt Bonds: The Secret to Low-Cost Financing,”
Robert C. School Business Affairs
Vol. 69, No. 11, p. 19-23 (December 2003)
Co-author with Joseph P. Carlucci

Selected Matters

  • $83,085,000 New York City Industrial Development Agency – American Airlines, Inc.
  • $96,500,000 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey – Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • $35,980,000 Dormitory Authority of the State of New York – Mather Memorial Hospital
  • $175,000,000 Town of Mount Pleasant Industrial Development Agency – General Motors Corp.

Community Service

  • VLI Legal Program of Catholic Charities, Rockville Centre Diocese, Board member; 1994-2006
  • Regis High School Business Network, Steering Committee; 1998-2005
  • American Bankers Association
  • Coalition of Industrial Development Bond Issuers
  • Special Olympics
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild
  • Cardinal’s Committee – NY – Laity – Lawyers


  • Bob and his wife Regina Marie Mullahy, who have three adult children, live in Rockville Centre, New York.


My goal is to assist clients in achieving their capital projects by obtaining bonds, loans and other sources. My knowledge and experience can help clients secure significant incentives and credits – separately or in combination with the source of capital – for their projects.
On June 13, 2018, Robert C. Schneider was selected to serve on the 40th Reunion Committee for Wharton Graduate School’s 1979 MBA Class.
In anticipation of potentially broad sweeping tax reform a Municipal Finance Caucus has form in the House of Representatives in the hopes of protected provisions that provide vital assistance to states and municipalities in obtaining low cost financing.