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Chapman and Cutler's Credit Enhancement Group represents a wide variety of state and federally chartered financial institutions as well as domestic branch offices of banks chartered and headquartered in countries such as Germany, France, Canada, Japan, The Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium and Australia.

Chapman has been at the forefront of credit enhancement in the development of letters of credit and liquidity facilities utilized in connection with public finance transactions. For generations, the firm has enjoyed a national reputation in municipal finance, banking, corporate finance and securities underwriting. Our practice group has used our collective experience to assist clients in the banking and insurance fields with the legal complexities of letters of credit, insurance policies, surety bonds and liquidity facilities in support of publicly issued municipal securities.

Our collective credit enhancement experience includes the following types of transactions: municipal general obligation and revenue bonds, tax and revenue anticipation notes, municipal lease obligations, bonds issued for the benefit of nonprofit hospitals, nursing homes, universities and cultural institutions, exempt facility bonds financing housing, airports, utilities, solid waste and resource recovery facilities, student loan bonds, small issue industrial development bonds and commercial paper programs.

Representative Transactions

Our attorneys served as bank counsel for clients that provided the following types of credit enhancement in connection with the following transactions: