Jim Snyder is head of the Illinois Municipal Finance group. He acts as bond counsel and disclosure counsel to hundreds of governmental entities throughout the State of Illinois, including school districts, cities, villages, counties, park districts and special districts and as underwriters counsel to dozens of municipal bond underwriters.

Jim regularly serves clients on municipal finance transactions including issuers of general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, special service area bonds, tax increment bond bonds, industrial development revenue bonds, multifamily housing bonds and Section 501(c)(3) revenue bonds. Jim is a frequent speaker on public finance issues and is a Board Member and Executive Committee Member of the Council of the Development Finance Authorities and has acted as a member of the Steering Committee for the National Association of Bond Lawyers Bond Attorney Workshop. Jim was also named The Best Lawyers® 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Public Finance Law.
Representative Transactions
  • Bond counsel on numerous school district, county, village, city and park district and other traditional bond financings including debt certificates, general obligation bonds and alternate revenue bonds
  • Bond counsel on several tax increment financing bond issues throughout the State of Illinois
  • Bond counsel on numerous manufacturing and economic development transactions involving the Illinois Finance Authority
  • Bond counsel on numerous multifamily housing bond issues in Illinois
Firm Publications
Published In
  • Illinois Municipal League Magazine: Financing Options Using Bonds for Illinois Cities and Villages - Part 1
  • "Tax-Credit Reference Guide" co-author of the published guide for the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA)
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