Constantine C. Baranoff is Senior Counsel in Lozano Smith's Sacramento Office. Mr. Baranoff focuses on representing municipal clients, including cities, special districts, school districts and other local government entities, in public finance/bond counsel work, Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFD) formation, and public work facility and construction matters. He was named as a Top Lawyer in 2019 by Sacramento Magazine.
As a highly sought-after public finance attorney, he was integral in the formation of the state's first EIFD for the City of West Sacramento. He also helped the City of Sacramento with the creation of an EIFD for public infrastructure associated with the development of the MLS soccer stadium in the city's Railyards. He routinely assists clients with bond counsel work and Mello-Roos community facilities district formations, as well as advises various public agencies regarding EIFD formation, economic development and public debt issues.
Mr. Baranoff regularly supports clients with bond counsel and disclosure counsel for general obligation bonds, Mello-Roos and other public finance transactions. He negotiates property transactions involving public/private partnerships, and construction contracts and is skilled with general facility and construction legal issues.
Mr. Baranoff received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis. He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of San Francisco.
Lozano Smith attorneys Dan Maruccia and Constantine Baranoff join host Sloan Simmons in an informative and detailed discussion of how Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts have evolved in California with attorneys who focus on public finance and who have formed EIFDs throughout the state. They also discuss available financing structures and explore projects (including freeway overlay and flood control) which EIFDs may be used to finance.