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Shelly A. Scinto

Of Counsel




Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1992

Eastern Illinois University, B.A., 1983

Bar Admissions

Shelly Scinto is a dedicated attorney in our Public Finance Group, where she frequently serves as bond counsel for municipal issuers throughout Illinois. Her practice includes assisting school districts, park districts, cities, villages, and various other entities with their public finance transactions.

Shelly's role involves drafting and reviewing key bond documents such as purchase contracts, official statements, offering circulars, tax certificates, ordinances, resolutions, and closing certificates. She ensures compliance with federal securities and tax law, along with other contractual, federal, and state law requirements related to financings. To date, Shelly has served as lead counsel on more than 375 municipal bond transactions, overseeing both long-term and short-term tax-exempt and taxable financings.

Shelly earned her B.A. in Psychology and Business from Eastern Illinois University and her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is admitted to practice law in Illinois.

Active in several professional organizations, Shelly is a member of the Illinois Association of School Boards Service Associates, the Illinois Association of School Business Officials, the Illinois State Bar Association's Local Government Law Section Council, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Association of Park Districts, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, and Women in Public Finance.

Beyond her professional work, Shelly is involved in her community, serving as Vice President of the Route 66 Association of Illinois and as a member of the Illinois Route 66 Preservation Committee. She is a recognized speaker on public finance topics and has published articles in notable publications such as the Illinois State Bar Association and the Daily Herald.

Professional Activities

Illinois Association of School Boards Service Associates (IASB)

Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO)

Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Member of the Local Government Law Section Council

Chicago Bar Association (CBA), Member of the Local Government Section

Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD)

National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL)

Women in Public Finance (WPF)

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Route 66 Association of Illinois, Vice President

Illinois Route 66 Preservation Committee


"New Tools for a New Decade," South Suburban Economic Development Incentive Event, March 5, 2020

"Performance Services," Building and Borrowing: Current Trends in the Municipal Market, January 30, 2020

"Bond Finance and Use of Public/Private Partnerships for Park Districts," Illinois Association of Park Districts, January 24, 2020

"Update on Illinois Bond Market & Financing Structures," South Suburban Economic Development Incentives Event, March 7, 2019

"Lunch & Learn Webinar: Bonds 101," Illinois Association School Business Officials (IASBO), August 29, 2018

"Debt Issuance - The Process and The Players," Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, June 21, 2018

"Basic Legal Requirements on Municipal Bond Issues," Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA), June 21, 2018

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