March 14, 2011

Polsinelli Shughart PC welcomes attorney Jessica Jacob Zaiger as an associate in the firm’s Commercial Lending, Capital Markets and Project Finance practice group. She joins a deep bench of attorneys with knowledge in all aspects and phases of commercial lending transactions including health care finance.

“Clients and prospective clients will welcome Jessica’s skill in health care financing and lending transactions,” said Daniel J. Flanigan, chair of the firm’s Financial Services department. “Healthcare lending representation requires sharp legal knowledge and acute business acumen to develop practical and value-driven solutions for our clients’ complex financial matters. Jessica is a great addition to our team of attorneys.”

Zaiger has represented health care borrowers in numerous tax-exempt finance transactions. In the past two years, she has served as lead associate in 22 health care finance transactions, including issuances for several first-time borrowers. She also has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and bank’s counsel in prior health care financings and lending transactions.

“I am honored to collaborate with such a team of knowledgeable and dynamic attorneys,” Zaiger said. “Polsinelli Shughart’s reputation and national reach provides an excellent platform to continue to develop and grow the healthcare finance portion of the firm’s commercial lending/capital markets practice.”

Zaiger will work closely with financial services attorneys Dana M. Lach and Janet E. Zeigler who practice in the Chicago office of Polsinelli Shughart. Zaiger earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2007 where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. She graduated in 2003 from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in history and German.

Zaiger is active in civic and industry organizations, including the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the American Bar Association. She previously practiced in the Milwaukee office of Foley & Lardner LLP.

Zaiger is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:

• Bond counsel responsibilities
• Post-issuance health care compliance issues
• Disclosure rules for bond offerings

For more information contact:

Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

Bob Inderman, Parris Communications, 816-931-8900,

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