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: $51,980,022 General Obligation Notes, Series A, B and C of 2019
  • 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: $47,345,000 Sewer Revenue Notes, Taxable and Tax-Exempt, Series of 2018
  • School District of the City of Erie: $85,950,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series A, B and C of 2019
  • Union City Area School District: $6,230,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series of 2019
  • Erie City Water Authority: $53,860,000 Water Revenue Bonds, Series C and D of 2019
  • Iroquois School District: $12,895,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series of 2019
  • Erie Parking Authority: $2,280,000 Guaranteed Parking Revenue Bonds, Series of 2018
  • Brookville Area School District: $6,555,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series of 2019

Representative Clients

  • Crawford Central School District
  • Erie City Water Authority
  • Erie County Housing Authority
  • Erie County Technical School
  • Erie Sewer Authority
  • Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority
  • Greene Township Sewer Authority
  • Housing Authority of the City of Erie
  • Millcreek Township School District
  • North East School District
  • Summit Township

Speaking Engagements

Community & Professional Service

  • Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers, Board Member, Secretary; President May 2013-May 2014
  • Erie Zoological Society, Chairman
  • Booker T. Washington Center
  • Eagle's Nest Leadership Corporation, Board of Regents
  • Ellen Curry Foundation, 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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