Jennifer Stern

Member

Phone: 775.323.1980

Fax: 775.323.2339

jstern@shermanhoward.com

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Legal Secretary

Barbara Salinas
775.784.0230

Areas of Emphasis

Public Finance

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1981
  • Master of Education, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 1975
  • Bachelor of Science, with distinction, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 1973

Jennifer Stern has been practicing law since 1981.  She is an Member in Sherman & Howard, and she has been a member of the firm’s Public Finance Department for 25 years.  She works in the firm’s Reno office, representing a vast array of governmental entities in the State of Nevada, including the State, counties, cities, school districts, convention and visitor authorities, general improvement districts, fire protection districts, water authorities and districts, flood authorities and districts, airport authorities and hospital districts.  Jennifer focuses primarily on public finance transactions, such as general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, medium-term bonds, general obligations additionally secured by pledged revenues, and installment purchase and lease purchase financings.

Representative Matters
  • Represents Nevada governmental entities in public finance transactions.
  • Represents the State of Nevada, counties, cities, school districts, convention and visitors authorities, general improvement districts, fire protection districts, water authorities and districts, flood authorities and districts, airport authorities, hospital districts, and other governmental entities in Nevada.
  • Financings include general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, medium-term bonds, general obligations additionally secured by pledged revenues, installment purchase and lease purchase financings.

 

Professional Activities
  • Admitted Nevada, 1981; California 1982
  • Member, Washoe County Bar Association
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Past Board Member, United Way of Northern Nevada

 

Honors and Awards
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America – Public Finance Law, 2009-present
  • Named one of VEGAS INC’S Top Lawyers of 2013
  • Phi Kappa Phi

 

Publications and Presentations
  • University of Nevada, Reno graduate course on Debt Management
  • Nevada Government Civil Attorneys Workshop Municipal Bonds 101
  • Nevada Government Finance Officers Association – Municipal Obligations in Nevada