Katherine Gale is a partner in Chapman’s Banking and Financial Services and Public Finance Departments.

Katherine represents foreign and domestic credit providers in municipal, health care, higher education, and not-for-profit financings. Such transactions include bank facilities to provide credit enhancement and liquidity support to tax-exempt securities and the direct purchase of tax-exempt securities. She also represents commercial lenders in structuring secured and unsecured transactions, including asset-based financings, lines of credit, and revolving loan and term loan facilities.

Katherine also serves as underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, bond counsel, and issuer’s counsel in a variety of public financings in various states, advising clients on general obligation and qualified 501(c)(3) revenue bond financings. In addition, Katherine advises clients on post-issuance compliance with tax-related statutes and regulations and bond document covenants. 

Honors & Awards

Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Illinois Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017


Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D.

  • Senior Editor, Washington University Law Review

Johns Hopkins University, B.A., International Studies and Economics




American Health Lawyers Association

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Women in Public Finance

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