Nine Health Care and Not-for-Profit Finance Attorneys Join Chapman and Cutler from Jones Day
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chapman and Cutler LLP announced today that nine new attorneys have joined the Firm’s public finance department. Daniel J. Bacastow, John F. Bibby, Jr., Robert L. Capizzi, Amy Cobb Curran, David J. Kates, Michael J. Mitchell, Megan C. Rudd, and Richard K. Tomei have joined Chapman’s public finance department as partners, and Latrice M. Phillips has joined Chapman as an associate, in the Firm’s Chicago office.
“We are pleased to welcome such a talented and experienced group of professionals to the Firm”
“We are pleased to welcome such a talented and experienced group of professionals to the Firm,” said Tim Mohan, Chief Executive Partner. “Their addition underscores our commitment to strategic growth and their contributions will further expand our reach into the health care and not-for-profit sectors.”
Each of these attorneys has significant health care and not-for-profit finance practices representing hospitals, health systems, senior living facilities, higher education institutions, cultural institutions, and investment banks. The group, combined with Chapman’s health care and not-for-profit finance practice, ranked nationally as the number one provider of bond counsel services in 2013, based on number of issues for hospitals, health systems, and senior living facilities:
Dan Bacastow works with states, municipalities, hospital systems, universities, underwriters, project developers, and issuers across the U.S. in major tax-exempt financings, including conduit and infrastructure financings. He also advises these clients on tax-exempt compliance issues, including representation in audits before the IRS.
John Bibby works primarily on tax-exempt revenue bond financings for health care institutions, serving as bond counsel for issuers throughout the U.S., and underwriter’s counsel. He also has extensive experience with senior living transactions.
Bob Capizzi serves as tax counsel for various types of tax-exempt health care and not-for-profit financings, including advising clients on arbitrage rebate matters. He also counsels clients regarding derivative and financial products, including various types of interest rate swaps and securitizations.
Amy Cobb Curran serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and borrower’s counsel in tax-exempt financings for not-for-profit entities, including hospitals, health care systems, senior living facilities, and universities throughout the country. She also advises clients on post-issuance compliance matters.
David Kates serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, restructuring counsel, and purchaser’s counsel in both tax-exempt and taxable health care financings involving a wide variety of structures. David also has an extensive derivative products practice, representing derivative providers in public finance transactions throughout the country. He also advises clients on restructuring matters.
Mike Mitchell serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and borrower’s counsel for not-for-profit entity financings. He has worked with issuers, underwriters, banks, and health care and cultural institutions across the country.
Megan Rudd serves as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel on tax-exempt and taxable health care financings for hospitals, multistate health systems, and continuing care retirement communities throughout the U.S. She also has an extensive derivative products practice, representing derivative providers in public finance transactions throughout the country.
Rich Tomei serves as bond counsel, borrower’s counsel, and underwriter’s counsel on tax-exempt and taxable health care financings, representing several major health care systems across the country. His experience also includes derivatives and other interest rate hedging structures.
Latrice Phillips concentrates her practice in public finance. She has acted as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and issuer’s counsel in connection with health care and not-for-profit financings.
“This group is highly-regarded and well-known in the health care, infrastructure, and not-for-profit finance arena,” noted Kelly Kost, co-chair of Chapman’s Public Finance Department. “The clients with whom they work will be well-served by the depth of experience our public finance attorneys possess, and we are very happy they decided to come to Chapman.”
“We are excited to be at Chapman,” said Mike Mitchell, speaking on behalf of the new partners. “Chapman’s singular focus on finance and the attention the Firm continues to place on serving clients in the financial services sector provide an excellent platform for our practices. The Firm’s culture also aligns perfectly with our practice and client service philosophy.”
Public and not-for-profit finance have been foundational practices of the Firm for 100 years. Chapman, known nationally as one of the preeminent law firms in the area of state and municipal finance, has ranked as a top firm in the Thomson Financial league tables for public and not-for profit finance for more than 30 years. The Firm’s public and not-for-profit finance attorneys have been at the forefront in the development of new financing techniques, and legislative advocacy and counseling public bodies and bankers regarding their evolving obligations under federal regulations impacting public and not-for-profit finance.
About Chapman and Cutler
The representation of financial market participants has been central to Chapman and Cutler’s practice since its founding in 1913. Starting from a base of banking and public finance, the Firm and its practice areas have grown and evolved over time to become a sophisticated provider of legal services to banks, corporations, insurance companies, and other participants in the financial services sector. Today, Chapman has offices in Chicago, New York, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, dedicated to representing clients with respect to transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters. For more information, please visit chapman.com.