Scott A. Bremer

Practice Areas

Public Finance
Finance
Public Finance for Financial Institutions

Education

St. Olaf College
Cum Laude
Northwestern University
School of Law, J.D.
Cum Laude
DePaul University
College of Law, LL.M.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
National Association of
Bond Lawyers

Admissions

Illinois
U.S. District Court,
Northern District of Illinois

Professional Recognition

Illinois Super Lawyers®
Bonds/Government Finance (2013 – Present)
Leading Lawyer by
Leading Lawyers Network (2011)

Presentations

NABL Workshop Panelist
(Discussing matters relating
to legal opinions and ethic)

 

Scott A. Bremer has practiced in the public finance and federal tax law areas since 1975 and is widely recognized and respected as bond counsel and tax counsel. He has served as bond counsel, special tax counsel, underwriter’s counsel, borrower’s counsel, issuer’s counsel, and counsel to credit enhancement providers in tax-exempt and taxable finance transactions. His experience in public finance is extensive, having served in such capacities in connection with general obligation, municipal utility revenue, limited tax, special assessment, advance refunding, health and educational facilities, and multifamily housing and industrial revenue bonds nationwide. He is also experienced in drafting and reviewing various tax-exempt obligation derivatives, investments contracts and hedging agreements.

Mr. Bremer has recently served in various capacities for bond issues of the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, and the Board of Education of the City of Chicago, The County of Cook, the Illinois Finance Authority and the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois..

Selected recent transactions of Mr. Bremer are:

  • Bond counsel for the Board of Education of the City of Chicago’s $300,000,000 Unlimited Tax General Obligation Project Bonds (Dedicated Alternate Revenues), Series 2015C and Series 2015E (Green Bonds).
  • Bank counsel for the replacement of three letters of credit securing Adjustable Rate Demand Revenue Bonds, Saint Xavier University, Series 2002A, Series 2006 and Series 2008, of the Illinois Finance Authority.
  • Bond counsel for the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority’s $292.475,000 Sports Facilities Revenue Bonds (State Tax Supported), Series 2014.
  • Underwriters’ counsel for The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority’s $400,000,000 Toll Highway Senior Revenue Bonds, 2014 Series A.

In addition to the above-listed transactions and others, since 2000 he has:

  • Served as bond counsel, co-bond counsel or underwriters’ counsel for more than $6,400,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of bonds (including financings for Midway and O’Hare International Airports) for the City of Chicago.
  • Served as bond counsel, co-bond counsel or issuer’s counsel for more than $1,800,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of bonds for the Board of Education of the City of Chicago.
  • Served as bond counsel or underwriters’ counsel for more than $625,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of bonds for the University of Illinois.
  • Served as bond counsel, issuer’s counsel or co-underwriters’ counsel for more than $3,900,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of bonds (including remarketing and restructuring transactions) for The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority.

Selected Presentations/Publications

For the past several years, Mr. Bremer has been invited to be a panelist at the National Association of Bond Lawyers’ Bond Attorneys’ Workshop discussing matters relating to legal opinions and ethics, including serving as Chairman of the panel 2010-2012.