Natalia N. Pearson-Farrer joined Holley & Pearson-Farrer LLP in 2017 and became a partner in 2020. Natalia focuses her practice on public finance and corporate matters, with particular emphasis on post-issuance tax and securities law compliance, economic development, public-private partnerships (P3), and tax-exempt leasing. Natalia works with industries as varied as public infrastructure, urban redevelopment, industrial development, healthcare, K-12 and higher education, housing, manufacturing, water and sewer, wastewater treatment, and paper recycling. Natalia’s experience also includes negotiating, drafting, and reviewing a wide variety of commercial contracts and identifying potential opportunities and risks.

Natalia regularly serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, and counsel to borrowers, banks, and issuers in connection with virtually every type of public financing transaction. Her experience includes general obligation bonds, project revenue bonds, special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST) borrowings for municipalities and schools, contract- and tax-backed obligations, 501(c)(3) bonds, private activity bonds, lease-purchase and installment sale agreements, secured loans, and tax and revenue anticipation notes.

Natalia has served as counsel to municipalities, developers, and investors in connection with locating and expanding office, residential, retail, and mixed-use projects through land-based infrastructure financing, including tax increment (TIF) financing, special tax district financing, payment-in-lieu-of-tax (PILOT) bonds, and other capital financing vehicles. In addition, Natalia represents domestic and international companies accessing capital for facility construction, expansion, and relocation; in these roles, she negotiates and structures incentives packages with local governments, such as tax subsidies, tax abatements, grants, lease-purchase agreements, and low-interest loans, facilitates post-closing annual compliance for tax-incentivized projects, and advises companies regarding compliance with and renegotiation of governmental performance thresholds to avoid recapture of incentives.

In prior roles, Natalia served as general counsel to a county economic development authority. In that position, she negotiated financial incentives packages with companies located in or relocating to the county, prepared property tax reduction financial models for business recruitment, advised on governmental functions, economic development policies, transactions, and contracts, and drafted policies, bylaws, and resolutions.

Natalia’s experience also includes serving as local counsel to an investor-developer consortium bidding for a multibillion-dollar transportation contract, advising the consortium on procurement laws and new P3 legislation.

Additionally, in connection with the merger of two major healthcare systems, Natalia managed due diligence review of provider network, physician, service, and supplier contracts, employment agreements, and handbooks and policies for compliance with patient privacy and data security regulations, federal reimbursement rules, and IRS rules on use of tax-exempt bond-financed property.

Education
  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • North Carolina Central University, B.A., summa cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • Georgia
  • New York
Professional Affiliations
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Municipal Forum of New York
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Women In Public Finance