Jill K. Sweeney

Member

Albuquerque, New Mexico Colorado Springs, Colorado

Phone: 505.814.6958

Fax: 719.635.4576

jsweeney@shermanhoward.com

Areas Of Emphasis

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Wake Forest University School of Law, 1992
    •  Editor, Wake Forest Law Review
  • Master of Business Administration, Wake Forest University School of Management, 1992
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, University of New Mexico, 1986

Jill Sweeney focuses her practice on the representation of issuers and underwriters in connection with the issuance of government securities. Her unique experience with government and finance law includes the creation of public improvement and tax increment districts and the implementation of economic development tools. Jill has extensive experience in securities, state tax incentive law, and government relations.

Experience

  • Served as bond counsel in multiple bond issuances, including the issuance of general obligation bonds, severance tax bonds, supplemental severance tax bonds and severance tax notes representing more than $1.3 billion.
  • Served as disclosure counsel in multiple bond issuances, including the issuance of general obligation bonds, severance tax bonds and supplemental severance tax bonds representing more than $1.4 billion.
  • Served as bond counsel in multiple bond issues, including the issuance of senior and subordinate lien public project revolving fund revenue bonds representing more than $1.0 billion.
  • Served as disclosure counsel in multiple bond issuances, including the issuance of senior and subordinate lien public project revolving fund revenue bonds representing more than $2.0 billion and $1.5 billion in transportation bonds.
  • Participated in the issuance of approximately $550 million in state transportation revenue and refunding revenue bonds, and associated letters of credit.

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of New Mexico, Section of Public Law
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
    • State and Local Government Section
    • Business Law Section
  • Leadership Albuquerque Alumnae
  • Affiliate, New Mexico IDEA – International Economic Development Council

Highlights

  • Chambers USA, Band 1, Corporate: Commercial, New Mexico (2019-2020)
  • Chambers USA, Band 2, Corporate: Commercial, New Mexico (2011-2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law (2003-2020)
  • Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year,” Public Finance Law, Albuquerque (2015, 2019)