Scott A. Bremer

Practice Areas

Public Finance
Public Finance for Financial Institutions


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


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)


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


Prior to joining the Firm, Scott Bremer was in the Public Finance Group of Quarles & Brady LLP. He has practiced in the public finance and federal tax law areas since 1975 and he 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, single family and multifamily housing, and industrial revenue bonds nationwide.

Scott has recently served in various capacities for bond issues of the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago, 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. He is also experienced in drafting and reviewing various tax-exempt obligation derivatives, investments contracts, and hedging agreements.

His experience includes:

  • Bond Counsel for The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority 2011 remarking of $478,900.000 Toll Highway Variable Rate Senior Refunding Revenue Bonds, 2008 Series A and $700,000,000 Toll Highway Variable Rate Senior Priority Revenue Bonds, 2007 Series 2010A.
  • Bond Counsel for The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois $56,675,000 Auxiliary Facilities System Revenue Bonds, Series 2010A.
  • Underwriters’ Counsel for the City of Chicago $92,280,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2010A (Modern Schools Across Chicago Program) (Tax-Exempt) and $57,835,000 General Obligation Bonds, Taxable Series 2010B (Modern Schools Across Chicago Program) (Build America Bonds – Direct Payment).
  • Underwriters’ Counsel for the State of Illinois $455,080,000 Build Illinois Bonds (Sales Tax Revenue Bonds) Junior Obligation Series of June 2010.