Education

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 2002

Admitted

Illinois, 2007

Memberships

National Association of Bond Lawyers

American Bar Association

Sarah Breitmeyer is a partner in the Taxation Department of Chapman and Cutler LLP. She participated in the firm’s summer associate program in 2006, and joined the firm in 2007. Prior to joining Chapman and Cutler, Sarah worked as a litigation management coordinator for Special Risk Services Group, LLC. 

Sarah provides tax advice related to tax-exempt financings, including new money and refunding financings for the benefit of governmental units, 501(c)(3) organizations and private corporations, and represents governmental issuers, underwriters, investment brokers and outside bond counsel in tax-exempt financing matters. She regularly provides the tax analysis as bond counsel with respect to numerous tax-exempt bond issues for the benefit of 501(c)(3) organizations including colleges and universities, hospitals, museums, cultural institutions and research organizations and has drafted post-issuance tax compliance policies and procedures for numerous 501(c)(3) organizations. Sarah provides advice concerning multipurpose financings, working capital borrowings, advance refundings, derivative products, output facilities, post-issuance tax compliance and procedures and defense of IRS audits of tax exempt and build America bonds. In addition, she has served on comment projects of the ABA related to working capital financings and management contract guidelines.

Presentations

  • "Tax-Exempt Bond Processes and Rules from Alpha to Omega," The Treasury Institute for Higher Education's Tax-Exempt Bond Compliance Workshop, December 7 – 9, 2015
  • "Remedial Action and Voluntary Closing Agreement Program (VCAP)," The Treasury Institute for Higher Education's Tax-Exempt Bond Compliance Workshop, December 7 – 9, 2015
  • “Private Activity Bonds Tests,” NABL 13th Annual Tax & Securities Law Institute, March 5 – 6, 2015
  • "Tax-Exempt Bond Process and Rules from Alpha to Omega," The Treasury Institute for Higher Education's Tax-Exempt Bond Compliance Workshop, December 10 – 12, 2014
  • "Tax Issues for Transactional Lawyers," Chapman and Cutler LLP, July 2013
  • “The Bonds are Issued, Then What? Post Issuance Compliance for Municipal Bonds,” May 2012
  • “Formation and Qualification of Exempt Organizations,” March 2012
  • “Working Capital Borrowings,” February 2012
  • “After the Bonds are Issued: IRS Compliance Checks and Resolving Compliance Issues,” September 2011
  • “Maximizing the Financial Impact of the New Federal Stimulus Law,” West Central Municipal Conference, October 2009
  • “Economic Disruption, the Stimulus Package and the Effect on the Municipal Bond Market,” Women in Public Finance Conference, April 2009