CHICAGO — Cincinnati-based Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has hired public finance attorney Matthew Miller to bolster its Chicago office.
Miller previously worked at Chapman and Cutler LLP in Chicago and also previously practiced at Squire & Sanders Dempsey LLP in Columbus.
Miller's practice focuses on bond counsel work for state and local governments. He has worked on more than 100 deals for the state of Illinois, Cook County, the Regional Transportation Authority of Illinois, and other local governments and school districts.
Miller "has also spent significant time advising government entities in connection with economic development projects and public-private partnerships in connection with residential and commercial development utilizing tax increment financing districts and other economic development programs," the firm said in its announcement.
The hiring brings Dinsmore's legal group in Chicago to 10. It acquired the office as part of its acquisition of Peck Shaffer & Williams LLP in March.
Peck Shaffer was a top-ranked bond counsel firm that specialized in the public finance arena with 35 lawyers in the roles of bond counsel, legal counsel, and underwriters' counsel. It was widely regarded for its work on tax-exempt housing deals and worked on the original Section 8 financing regulations. Peck Shaffer became a division of Dinsmore & Shohl.
The firm's last public finance hire came earlier this year when attorney Kwali Farbes joined the firm's Denver office. It marked a return for her to the group she worked with for five years when it was Peck Shaffer before leaving in 2012.