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About Rebecca

Responsive, experienced public finance counsel 

Rebecca Speckhard dedicates her practice to municipal and governmental finance. A leader of the go-to team in Wisconsin for public finance, advising government bodies of all sizes, she serves as:

  • Bond counsel
  • Underwriter's counsel
  • Issuer's counsel

Whether advising on a complex structured financing for a state-level issuer or a straightforward financing for a local municipal construction project, Rebecca combines a meticulous attention to detail with a responsive, user-friendly and efficient approach to helping clients achieve their financing needs.

She previously served as national chair of the Quarles Public Finance Group.

Experience in Action

  • Serving as bond counsel on hundreds of municipal financings in Wisconsin, including general obligation bonds and promissory notes, public utility revenue bonds, bond anticipation notes and special assessment bonds.
  • Serving as bond counsel on the State of Wisconsin Transportation Revenue Bond, General Fund Annual Appropriation Bond and Operating Note programs.
  • Serving as bond counsel on dozens of community development authority and redevelopment authority lease revenue bond financings and related tax incremental financing and development agreement advice.
  • Advising and assisting municipalities with the creation of tax incremental districts.
  • Serving as bond counsel on Clean Water Fund, Safe Drinking Water and Land Recycling Loan financings.
  • Serving as underwriter’s counsel to broker-dealers underwriting governmental financings.
  • Serving as issuer’s counsel to governmental entities undertaking financings for the benefit of private companies and nonprofit entities.


Professional Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" (2020, 2024: Project Finance Law)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2007-present: Public Finance Law / Project Finance Law)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2005-2008: Public Finance)
  • Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" (2022: Public Finance Law)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, member
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, member
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Government Law Section, co-chair (2007–2008)
  • American College of Bond Counsel, fellow  (2009)

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