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  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
    5.0 out of 5

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1985
  • B.S., Brooklyn College, summa cum laude, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

New Jersey State Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

American Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Jacqueline P. Shanes

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Partner
  • T: 973.639.7955
    F: 973.297.3917
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Recognizing that the planning and implementing of financings may be the most daunting challenge of any governmental entity, not-for-profit corporation or any borrower, Ms. Shanes focuses her public finance practice on meeting the precise needs of her clients. Given the myriad of issues and unknowns attendant to a project financing, which is further complicated by the overlay of the federal tax code, the securities laws and other regulatory approvals, successful execution of a financing demands the highest level of attention and the greatest depth of experience.

Ms. Shanes concentrates her public finance practice in exempt facility (including public private partnerships), revenue, general obligation and school district bonds as well as lease purchase financings . She also acts as counsel to underwriters, institutional purchasers, borrowers, letter of credit banks and trustees in public finance transactions. She has extensive experience in the implementation and utilization of interest rate swap agreements and other derivative products in public finance transactions, and actively focuses on federal and state securities laws disclosure.

Ms. Shanes has spoken at numerous symposia and conferences, including the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, the American Bankers Association, the Institute for Professional Development, the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey School Boards Association, the Essex County School Board Association, and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Ms. Shanes is an elected member and Past President of the Springfield Board of Education and was an appointed member of the Legislative and Resolution Committees of the New Jersey School Boards Association. She is Past Assembly Representative to the Union County Educational Services Commission.

Ms. Shanes is recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for 2006 and 2007 editions.  Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Martindale-Hubbell is published by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

New Jersey Economic Development Authority $274,985,000 Special Facility Revenue and Refunding Bonds (Port Newark Container Project), Series 2017 – Bond Counsel
New Jersey Economic Development Authority $19,340,000 Economic Development Refunding Bonds (The Seeing Eye, Inc. – 2017 Project) – Bond Counsel
New Jersey Economic Development Authority $8,500,000 (Count Basie Theatre, Inc. Project), Series 2017 Economic Development Bond – Bond Counsel
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) $100,000,000 Local Initiatives Support Corporation Taxable bonds (Sustainability Bonds), Series 2017A – Special Finance Counsel
$16,190,000 Dormitory Authority of the State of New York Interagency Council Pooled Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Subseries 2017A-1 – Underwriter’s Counsel
$955,000 Dormitory Authority of the State of New York Interagency Council Pooled Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Subseries 2017A-2 (Federally Taxable) – Underwriter’s Counsel
$3,600,000 County of Camden, New Jersey County College Bonds of 2018 – Bond Counsel
$2,412,850 Borough of Metuchen Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2017A – Bond Counsel
$35,461,125 Borough of Metuchen Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2017A – Bond Counsel
$7,097,000 The Borough of Sayreville General Improvement Bonds of 2017 – Bond Counsel
$480,000 The Borough of Sayreville Water Improvement Bonds of 2017 – Bond Counsel
$43,980,000 Township of North Brunswick Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2017A – Bond Counsel
$3,030,000 Board of Commissioner of the Monroe Township Fire District No. 2, Fire District Refunding Bonds, Series 2017 – Bond Counsel
$1,865,000 Township of North Brunswick Water/Sewer Improvement Refunding Bonds – Bond Counsel

Speaking

May 2011
Tax-Exempt Financing of Capital Projects
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
October 2009
Finding Dollars through Alternative Energy: What Non-Profits should be Asking
McCarter & English seminar
September 2005-2007
Bond Defaults and Workouts
National Association of Bond Lawyers Annual Conferences
2002
School Construction and Finance
Essex County School Boards Association