University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., Graduated with honors, 2006

Southern Utah University, M.B.A., Highest Distinction, 2003

Southern Utah University, B.S., Accounting, summa cum laude, 2003




Christi Jacobsen is senior counsel in Chapman’s Chicago and Salt Lake City offices. She joined the firm in 2006. Christi focuses her work on energy-related transactions and financings, including renewable and alternative energy project financings, for joint action agencies and municipal and public utilities. She has represented clients in a variety of energy project and system financings and refinancings, including asset financings, wholesale power supply contracts, restructurings, reofferings, and special advice.

Her experience also includes acting as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter's counsel, special counsel, and bank/purchaser’s counsel in a variety of other public finance transactions, including water and sewer revenue bond offerings, general obligation bond offerings, higher education financings, leasing transactions, and conduit financing transactions. She has represented cities, counties, special districts, building authorities, banks, and other types of entities. Christi is a frequent speaker on the topic of increasing federal regulation of tax-exempt bonds and federal tax and securities law compliance.

Representative Transactions

  • Bond, disclosure and special counsel to a joint action agency in connection with the development of a 58 MW wind farm, a prepaid 20-year power purchase agreement and a cash grant under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; researched validity and enforceability of, and negotiated take-or-pay power sales contracts for 24 participating municipal utilities and other entities in 5 states
  • Counsel to a joint action agency in bond issuances totaling over $240 million
  • Counsel to a statewide group of municipal utilities in connection with long-term power purchase agreements with a federal power marketing agency, including a test case on constitutional debt issues before the state supreme court and a resulting amendment to the debt provisions of the state constitution