John Bibby is a partner in Chapman’s National Public Finance Department. He works primarily on tax-exempt revenue bond financings for health care institutions, serving as bond counsel for issuers located throughout the United States.
John also acts as borrower's counsel and underwriter's counsel. He has worked with major health care providers in Illinois and across the country. He has served as underwriter’s counsel to several large investment banks. John also leads the senior living financing practice and has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and corporate counsel for numerous continuing care retirement communities in Illinois, California, and other states. He also has experience with debt restructuring for distressed borrowers.
John is a regular panelist at the National Association of Bond Lawyers Bond Attorneys Workshop.
John started his legal career at Chapman. Prior to rejoining Chapman in 2014, he practiced in the health care group at Jones Day.
National Association of Bond Lawyers
University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D., 1989
- Note and Comment Editor, Law Review
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 1985
- First-of-Its-Kind Green Bond Financing
Chapman served as counsel to the underwriter in a $297 million first-of-its kind tax-exempt green bond financing of a senior living facility. The Zen-inspired life plan community is designed to achieve net zero energy status, will be built using sustainable construction materials, and will feature food recycling and other sustainability-minded upgrades. In addition to market-rate independent living apartments, the community will incorporate low- and moderate-income housing, as well as assisted living and memory support units.