Gregg D. Bernaciak is Counsel in the Public Finance industry group, focusing primarily on housing and community development, economic development, and public-private partnerships.
Gregg regularly represents issuers, including municipal authorities and local government units, borrowers, underwriters and trustees in various types of public finance transactions, including industrial development bonds; conduit financings for colleges, universities, hospitals and health care facilities, and other 501(c)(3) organizations; and financings with the United States of America, acting as lender, through the USDA Rural Utilities Service. Gregg also advises on tax‑exempt and taxable bond financings for single family housing and multifamily housing projects (including projects utilizing low-income housing tax credits) secured by FHA/GNMA and Fannie Mae credit enhancement, redevelopment projects, and tax increment financing transactions. He enjoys the challenges that come along with public finance work knowing that his efforts make a tangible difference in the community.
Gregg is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1981. He received his law degree from the Duquesne University School of Law in 2002.
Before pursuing a legal career, Gregg served as Authorities Manager for Allegheny County Economic Development, where he directed the activities of six municipal authorities whose purpose was to issue tax‑exempt obligations for eligible manufacturing, health care, higher education, housing and 501(c)(3) projects. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers and serves on the advisory board of Residential Resources, Inc.