Catherine Romanchek focuses her practice on public finance transactions, serving as bond, disclosure and underwriters’ counsel in general obligation and revenue financings for public issuers, including municipalities, airport authorities, conduit issuers, library districts and park districts. Catherine is experienced in public offerings, direct purchases, multimodal and variable rate tender deals, transactions involving credit enhancement facilities such as letters of credit and liquidity facilities, commercial paper programs, revolving lines of credit, special assessments, certificates of participation, municipal infrastructure projects including projects for airports and water, sewer and electrical systems, election law and other matters.

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  • Serving as bond counsel and disclosure counsel for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
  • Serving as bond counsel for the City of Cleveland, Ohio with respect to its general obligation, revenue and special obligation financings, including financings related to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland Division of Water and Cleveland Public Power.
  • Serving as co-bond counsel to the New York Transportation Development Corporation in connection with its $930 million Special Facility Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020A, 2020B and 2020C and $1.3 billion Special Revenue Bonds, Series 2022 for John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 4, as well as the 2022 $4.0 billion financing for JFK Terminal 6 project.
  • Serving as bond counsel for the Allegheny County Airport Authority (Pittsburgh International Airport).
  • Serving as bond counsel for the Kenton County Airport Board (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport).
  • Serving as bond counsel to the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority in connection with its Senior Lien Revenue and Refunding Bonds (I-495 HOT Lanes Project), Series 2022 Tax-Exempt/AMT and Subordinate Lien Revenue Refunding Notes (I-495 HOT Lanes Project), Series 2022 Federally Taxable.
  • Serving as bond counsel on revenue financing transactions for municipal airports, water and sewer systems and electrical systems.
  • Preparing leases, trust agreements and financing documents for certificates of participation for stadium financings.


  • University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law, 2003
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., magna cum laude, 2000


  • Ohio, 2003
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 for Public Finance Law

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