Jacqueline P. Shanes understands that 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. She 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.
Jacqueline 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.
Jacqueline was an elected member of the Springfield Board of Education for 27 years as well as its past president. She was an appointed member of the Legislative and Resolution Committees of the New Jersey School Boards Association and is a past assembly representative of the Union County Educational Services Commission.