Banking & Finance - Illinois
What the team is known for Wealth of experience in secured lending, including term loans and revolving credit. Standout expertise in public finance, particularly in the capacity of both bond and underwriters' counsel.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"I view Schiff Hardin as one of the best public finance firms in Chicago, if not nationally."
"They are timely, responsive and provide good feedback."
Work highlights Acted as underwriters' counsel in connection with the State of Illinois's issuance of $1.3 billion in general obligation bonds.
Acted as bond counsel in connection with the City and County of San Francisco's issuance of $232 million in Series 2013A, Series 2013B and Series 2013C general obligation bonds.
Ami Scott is recognized by her Chicago contemporaries, one noting: "She is a terrific lawyer, a delight to work with, and she is very knowledgeable in the banking and finance area. I would absolutely refer a client to her." She is proficient in acquisition financings.
Scott Pickens advises asset-based lenders, insurance companies and banks in finance transactions. He is a well-regarded member of the community, with one peer citing him as "a good student of the law and he cares about the academics."
Significant clients Allied Irish Banks, Oaktree Capital Management, City of Atlanta, University of Illinois, Wachovia.