July 28, 2010

Polsinelli Shughart PC welcomes Attorney Janet E. Zeigler as a shareholder in the firm’s Financial Services department, with a public finance practice focus on health care and other not-for-profit institutions. Zeigler concentrates her practice on advising investment bankers, lenders, health care providers and other not-for-profit institutions in the area of public finance.

Zeigler has served as bond, underwriter, bank and borrower counsel in tax-exempt financings for health care providers – both large, multi-state systems and small community providers – as well as for cultural and education facilities. Over the past two decades, Zeigler has been involved in more than 200 tax-exempt financings for not-for-profit borrowers, totaling more than $25 billion.

“We're very excited that Janet is joining our team,” said Financial Services Department Chair Dan Flanigan. “With Janet on board we will be able to serve as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel as well as issuer's clients. Clients and prospective clients will welcome our enhanced ability to serve them in this important financial arena.”

Modern Healthcare recently named Polsinelli Shughart the 10th largest health care law firm in the country, based on its 56 attorneys and other professionals who are members of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). Zeigler also is a member of the AHLA.

“Polsinelli Shughart’s nationally recognized health care practice and respected client work for nonprofit organizations were attractive reasons to join the firm,” Zeigler said. “The attorneys in the Nonprofit Organizations practice literally wrote the book on tax-exempt and nonprofit law. Those two areas complement my practice over the last 19 years working primarily on transactions involving not-for-profit health care providers. And, Polsinelli Shughart’s national reach provides an excellent platform to develop and grow my practice.”

Zeigler earned her law degree, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif in 1991 from Indiana University School of Law. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois in 1988.

She serves on the board of trustees of the Women in Public Finance and is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the American Bar Association. Zeigler previously practiced as a partner with the Chicago office of Foley & Lardner LLP.

Zeigler will be a good source for reporters working on stories about:

  • Tax-exempt finance, including issuing of bonds in capital markets
  • Compliance with Internal Revenue Code requirements for tax-exempt bonds
  • Disclosure rules for bond offerings
  • Use of derivatives by health care borrowers

For information contact:

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

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

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