Mr. Sennett practices governmental and public finance law, including housing law, education law, eminent domain, zoning, planning and land use. He represents numerous municipal authorities, boroughs, townships, and school districts. Mr. Sennett also serves as bond counsel and underwriters counsel for governmental issues.

Recent Accomplishments

Mr. Sennett has served as Bond Counsel on the following bond transactions:

  • City of Erie: $10,520,000 General Obligation Notes, Series A and B of 2017
  • Girard School District: $7,225,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series of 2017
  • Cambridge Area Joint Authority: $7,655,000 Guaranteed Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series of 2017
  • Erie Sewer Authority: $4,290,000 Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series of 2016
  • Brookville Area School District: $7,765,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series of 2016
  • Fairview School District: $11,345,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series A and B of 2016
  • North East School District: $5,910,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series of 2016
  • Millcreek Township Sewer Authority: $7,900,000 Guaranteed Sewer Revenue Bonds, Series of 2016
  • Erie City Water Authority: $45,695,000 Water Revenue Bonds, Series of 2016
  • Fort LeBoeuf School District: $5,930,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series of 2016
  • Erie Parking Authority: $8,585,000 Guaranteed Parking Revenue Bonds, Series of 2016

Representative Clients

  • Erie City Water Authority
  • Erie County Housing Authority
  • Erie County Technical School
  • Erie Sewer Authority
  • Erie Western Pennsylvania Port Authority
  • Housing Authority of the City of Erie
  • LeBoeuf Township
  • Millcreek Township School District
  • Mill Village Borough
  • North East School District
  • Summit Township

Speaking Engagements

  • Firm's Annual Municipal Law Symposium (multiple years)

Community & Professional Service

  • Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers, Board Member, Secretary; President May 2013-May 2014
  • Erie Zoological Society, Chairman
  • Eagle's Nest Leadership Corporation, Board of Regents
  • Ellen Curry Foundation, Board Member
  • Westbury Ridge Homeowners Association, Board Member

Firm Involvement

  • Shareholder
  • Governmental Practice Group, Practice Coordinator and Group Leader

Practice Areas

Education

  • The Dickinson School of Law, J.D.
  • St. Bonaventure University, B.A.

Admissions & Certifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers, Board Member, Secretary; Past President
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

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