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Sharone Levy represents issuers, underwriters, purchasers, borrowers, and credit-enhancement providers, and serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriters counsel, bank counsel, issuer counsel, and borrower counsel, in taxable and tax-exempt financings for municipalities, state universities, state agencies, transit systems, public utilities, airports, sewerage and solid waste facilities, multi-family housing, hospitals, universities, and other 501(c)(3) entities, including tax increment, unsecured, secured, and credit-enhanced public and private offerings.
Sharone also advises obligors of distressed municipal debt in ongoing compliance matters and structured refinancings, negotiating forbearance agreements with indenture trustees and bondholder representatives as well as other credit parties.
On the commercial banking side, Sharone works with banks and other financial institutions in negotiating and documenting secured lending and other structured financing arrangements, including acquisition financings, intercreditor agreements, and asset-backed financings.
Sharone is the immediate past president of the Chicago Chapter of Women in Public Finance and an active member within the organization.
My primary practice focuses on representing various parties in municipal financings, including counseling clients regarding business, tax, and securities compliance risks. I regularly draft, negotiate, and review various commercial contracts and agreements, including sales agreements, trust indentures, lease vendor agreements, credit agreements, security agreements, guarantees, promissory notes, board resolutions, offering documents, escrow agreements, term sheets, letters of credit, certificates, and legal opinions. I also advise commercial banks in documenting and structuring secured and unsecured transactions, as well as guide clients and industry groups on best practice compliance initiatives and private use restrictions.
My specific interest in public finance stems from prior experiences working in state and local government and as a credit rating analyst. I enjoy partnering with municipalities and other borrowers to bring essential projects and economic opportunities to life.
Since joining Nixon Peabody I’ve expanded my practice to include counseling borrowers in distressed municipal debt transactions, including advising corporate boards on the mechanics of ongoing IRS and SEC compliance obligations and negotiating with indenture trustees, bondholder representatives, and vendors on forbearance and other distressed financing alternatives.
I’ve also broadened my practice to advise commercial banks in structured lending and asset-backed security transactions.
I anticipate a continued focus by the IRS and SEC on compliance matters, including an increased interest in privately placed transactions. The LIBOR transition will likely necessitate amendments to previously issued bond mechanics along with issuer education and tax analysis relating to substitute benchmark rates. Illinois state universities will continue to investigate alternative financing options for non-revenue producing facilities.
University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, M.A.
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction; Articles Editor, Iowa Law Review; Burton Award for Legal Achievement, 2001
University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
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