Chapman and Cutler LLP provides bond counsel, underwriter's or disclosure counsel and issuer's counsel representation for obligations issued by states, state agencies and associated authorities. The firm's practice group has a wide variety of experience on all facets of bond issuance and also understands the complexity of negotiating other obligations secured by dedicated revenue sources in states throughout the country.

The national scope of the public finance practice of the firm permits a sharing of solutions and experiences from other areas of the country that may be brought to bear with respect to bond issues.

Chapman and Cutler has a long history of service to the State of Illinois, most notably in serving as bond counsel for general obligation bonds and the short-term general obligation certificate borrowings issued by the State since the adoption of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, which authorized the State to incur such debt for the first time. In addition, between 1964 and 1972, the firm served as bond counsel to the Illinois Building Authority with respect to 14 separate issues totaling $543,410,000 in aggregate principal amount of revenue bonds issued to finance capital facilities for the State. We are also particularly proud of our participation in the development of the State's popular college savings bond program and the structuring of a tax-exempt short-term financing program to enable the State to reimburse its Medicaid providers.

We have been proud of our role as bond counsel and disclosure counsel on a wide variety of bond issues for the State of Utah, the Utah State Building Ownership Authority and various State agencies and institutions.

Chapman and Cutler LLP also has extensive experience with lease appropriation revenue bonds and leases issued by states and their authorities. Such financings have included bonds or leases issued by agencies of the State of Illinois, the Utah State Building Ownership Authority, and other state authorities.




We have always been focused on finance.

  • 1913
    TS Chapman partners with Henry Cutler to form Chapman and Cutler
  • 1st
    Chapman's first client in 1913 is still a client of the firm today
  • 22
    Diverse financial practices serving regional, national, and global clients
  • 6
    Offices across the country and in key US financial centers

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