Robyn Helmlinger leads the firm's healthcare finance initiative. For two decades, Robyn has been advising issuers, borrowers and underwriters involved in issuing municipal bonds, with a focus in the healthcare industry throughout the nation. She is the lawyer to whom chief financial officers and treasurers turn when they require expertise in implementing complex financings and debt programs, and to whom investment bankers turn when developing new financial structures or facing challenging disclosure scenarios. Just as important as her expertise, people enjoy working with Robyn. Clients rely on her leadership abilities to achieve an issuer's objectives, but laud her collaborative approach because it results in efficient and more effective transactions.
Robyn regularly works with both established borrowers and first-time borrowers to assist with structuring and restructuring debt programs that encompass a wide variety of debt and derivative products. In 2015, Robyn led the team that represented a private fund in connection with financing the management transfer of a multi-hospital nonprofit healthcare system to a subsidiary of the private fund, including negotiations with existing creditors. The financing involved an innovative bond structure that balanced current and future committed liquidity needs and debt burden. Robyn is also continually recognized for her excellent and sound judgment with respect to disclosure issues, including the difficult disclosure decisions caused by financial pressures from healthcare reform, affiliation activities, pension liabilities, governmental inquiries and investigations, labor disputes and qualified audit opinions. Robyn is a member of the firm's disclosure group, which establishes disclosure practices and procedures for public offerings of municipal securities in which Squire Patton Boggs is involved.
In 2013, Robyn was elected a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel. She is one of the founding members of the Northern California Chapter of Women in Public Finance and currently serves as its Vice President (National Coordinator). As a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, Robyn has been a panelist on the Health Care Financing Panel at the annual conference in 2003, 2004 and 2006. She is a member of the firm's Healthcare Industry Group leadership team. She is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.