Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, J.D. 1991
Loyola University of Chicago, B.A. 1986
Maribel Mata Benedict represents governmental bond issuers, underwriters, and nonprofit borrowers in a variety of municipal and conduit bond issuance transactions.
She serves as bond counsel, underwriters counsel and borrower counsel in taxable and tax-exempt financings for: governmental agencies, special districts and municipalities, primary schools (K-8), universities, colleges, health care facilities and other nonprofit organizations. She also focuses her practice on tax law and arbitrage rebate matters for governmental issuers.
She has 15 years of public finance experience, extending back to her work as a sole practitioner. She has presented to clients and public finance professionals on topics including continuing disclosure, municipal advisor regulations, fundamentals of bond financing, post-bond issuance compliance, public private partnerships and tax law.
Chicago United, 2011 Business Leaders of Color and Ambassador Honorable Recognitions, 2012, 2013
Hispanic Business Magazine, 100 Influentials, 2010
Women in Public Finance, President (2015); Board Member (2012-2015)
National Association of Bond Lawyers, Steering Committee; Public-Private Partnerships Panel, Chair
Civic, Cultural & Social Activities
Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, Board Member
Chicago United, Leadership Council Member
Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Board Member
"Public Private Partnerships" (Panel Chair/Speaker), National Association of Bond Lawyers ("NABL"), Bond Attorneys' Workshop, 2013-2016.
"Issuer's Counsel Hot Topics," (Panelist), 38th NABL Bond Attorney's Workshop, September 25-27, 2013.
"The Elephant in the Room: Three Key Topics in Municipal Finance" (Speaker), Municipal Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 38th Annual Bond Attorneys' Workshop, September 11-14, 2011.
"Basic Debt Management Seminar" (Speaker), Illinois Finance Officers' Association Conference, August 3, 2010.
"Public Private Partnerships – A Primer," National Association of Bond Lawyers - Bond Attorneys' Blue Book, 2013-2016 Editions.