The firm’s Public Finance Practice served as underwriter’s counsel to Ziegler Capital Markets in a revenue bond sale that won The Bond Buyer’s Midwest Deal of the Year Award. The sale of $84.84 million of tax-exempt fixed-rate bonds for Saint John’s Communities Inc. was underwritten through the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority. Saint John’s is a continuing care retirement community in Milwaukee. The transaction was noteworthy for its creative approach in the challenging credit market, and for its complex financing structure. Katten’s Janet Goelz Hoffman, Michael Melzer, Gary Fox, Ron Alkalay and paralegal Redentor Magcalas worked on the deal.