Bernard S. Davis

Member of the Firm

Bernard Davis is a member of the Public Finance Group. With 40 years of experience in public finance, his focus includes:

  • Private activity bonds
  • General obligation bonds
  • Revenue bonds
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance
  • Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) compliance
  • Public and private joint venture financings
  • Securitizations
  • Certificates of participation (COPs)
  • Corporate trust and Trust Indenture Act matters

In addition, Bern advised on the issuance of public and private bonds on behalf of a variety of entities throughout New Jersey, including hospitals, schools, municipalities, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, youth organizations and others.

Following admission to the Bar, Bern became an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey and was appointed deputy chief of the Civil Division in 1974. Prior to entering private practice, he was assistant counsel for First National State Bancorporation, which merged with Wachovia Bank.


  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 1970)
  • Fairfield University (B.A., 1967)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey