November 8, 2007 — The Bond Buyer– Founded and led by Patrick O’Meara, the firm of O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan and Conway facilitated a $110 million financing for the Diocese of Oakland toward the construction of the Cathedral of Christ the Light in downtown Oakland. “Historically, dioceses and Catholic institutions have saved up money in advance to pay cash for necessary capital projects,” O’Meara said. “The cathedral financing reflects a growing willingness among Catholic dioceses to use the capital markets to their advantage.”

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