About Janet Goelz Hoffman
As pro bono counsel, Janet Goelz Hoffman works in collaboration with Katten's director of pro bono services to coordinate the firm’s transactional pro bono portfolio. This work is an outgrowth of Janet’s approximately 40 years of helping nonprofit organizations find a productive balance between their missions and their margins. During those decades of experience, she provided counsel to nonprofit organizations in 35 states involving several billion dollars of financings, benefiting hospital systems, cultural and educational institutions, and continuing care retirement communities. Janet continues to advise nonprofit organizations on board governance and conflict of interest issues. Janet is known for her calm, visionary approach to complex issues encountered by the firm’s billable and pro bono clients.
Dedicated to supporting the community
In addition, Janet is extremely active in community organizations. She is the chair of the board of directors of the Leslie Shankman School Corporation that owns and operates the Hyde Park Day School and the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School. She is also a member of the board of directors of Three Crowns Foundation, which supports Three Crowns Park, a 125-year-old retirement community (chair, 2012–2013), and the Foundation for the Educational Development of Children. She has served on the team that successfully negotiated a new electricity franchise with Commonwealth Edison on behalf of the City of Evanston, Illinois.
Janet has been a frequent panelist at the National Association of Bond Lawyers' Bond Attorneys' Workshop and annually contributed to Financial Products: Taxation, Regulation and Design (CCH) with respect to municipal securities.
- Public finance
- Nonprofit governance
- Debt transactions for nonprofits
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Panelist | Post-Issuance Compliance With SEC and IRS Bond RequirementsMay 12, 2015