Luisella P. (“Sella”) McBride concentrates her practice on federal tax laws and regulations related to tax-exempt financings. She has served as bond counsel for a wide variety of public finance transactions, including the issuance of tax-exempt, fixed and variable rate bonds, advance and current refundings, leases and installment purchase agreements. She advises clients on issues related to private use, reissuances, exempt facility qualification and financing, arbitrage, and counsels clients on a variety of post-issuance compliance issues including IRS audit and review activities. She has broad experience in conduit 501(c)(3) and governmental tax-exempt financing transactions. Sella also represents commercial lending institutions, developers, and investors in various financing and leasing projects.
Baltimore Walk Now for Autism Speaks Committee (Co-Chair)
Autism Speaks Congress: Advocacy Chair
Baltimore County Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers: Tax Law Committee
Community Law in Action Inspiring Voices Award (2015)
Maryland Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition: Selected for inclusion in the area of Taxation (2014)