Julie Seymour represents and advises banks; borrowers (including hospitals, health systems, educational and cultural institutions, and long-term care providers); governmental issuers; underwriters; and trustees in all aspects of tax-exempt and taxable financings. She also currently serves on Nixon Peabody’s Partner Compensation and Diversity & Inclusion Committees.
In my finance practice, I regularly serve as bank counsel on transactions for health systems, colleges and universities, cultural institutions, and other nonprofit entities across the country. This work involves the direct purchase of tax-exempt bonds and credit and/or liquidity facilities issued to support tax-exempt and taxable municipal securities. I also represent and counsel conduit borrowers in structuring and negotiating taxable and tax-exempt financing transactions, and negotiate and draft documents in a manner that maximizes flexibility and protection for those borrowers. During my career, I have worked on billions-of-dollars worth of financings across many states, including variable and fixed-rate bonds, put bonds, self-liquidity bonds, lines of credit, accounts receivable financings, and swaps, as well as secured, unsecured, and syndicated lending transactions.
I anticipate increased demand for timely and detailed disclosure regarding privately placed bonds. In addition, as the country’s health care delivery system evolves, I anticipate the continued consolidation of health care providers, which will likely require restructuring of the outstanding debt of the consolidating entities, which will significantly impact our bank and borrower clients.
Julie speaks regularly on tax-exempt finance and health care lending issues.
Modern Healthcare | March 25, 2021
This article, covering the pandemic’s impact on not-for-profit hospitals, quotes Chicago Project Finance & Public Finance partner Julie Seymour on how these hospitals have managed their expenses and reallocated resources in response to reduced demand for patient services.
The Bond Buyer | December 22, 2020
This article mentions the firm for serving as bond counsel to Cook County, IL, in its new money and refunding deals totaling about $600 million. The NP team included Chicago partner Julie Seymour, San Francisco partner Travis Gibbs and New York City counsel Abbie Olsen, all in the Project Finance & Public Finance group.
The Bond Buyer | March 03, 2020
This article mentions Nixon Peabody as borrower’s counsel for NorthShore University Health System’s plan to sell new-money and refunding debt next week. Chicago Project Finance and Public Finance partner Julie Seymour and associate Gretchen Sherwood were the deal attorneys.
Public Finance Alert | 05.11.20
Public Finance Alert | 04.15.20
Public Finance Alert | 02.14.20
Public Finance Alert | 08.27.18
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., cum laude
University of Illinois College of Commerce and Business Administration, M.B.A.
Rockford College, B.A., cum laude
Julie was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in the fields of Health Care Law and Public Finance Law (listed since 2013) and designated as the 2019 Public Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Chicago, Illinois.
Julie has been selected by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Health Care/Illinois since 2014 and selected as a leading lawyer in health law and public finance law in 2017 by Leading Lawyers Magazine. She is also recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2019 editorial for Industry focus—Health Care: Service providers.
Julie Seymour is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Illinois Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, the American Health Lawyers Association, and Women in Public Finance. She previously served as a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers’ Steering Committee and chair of the “Current Issues in Healthcare Finance (Non-Tax Matters)” for its annual Bond Attorneys’ Workshop.