Jacqueline P. Shanes


Four Gateway Center
100 Mulberry St.
Newark, NJ 07102

Recognizing that the planning and implementing of financings may be the most daunting challenge of any governmental entity, not-for-profit corporation or any borrower, Ms. Shanes focuses her public finance practice on meeting the precise needs of her clients. Given the myriad of issues and unknowns attendant to a project financing, which is further complicated by the overlay of the federal tax code, the securities laws and other regulatory approvals, successful execution of a financing demands the highest level of attention and the greatest depth of experience.

Ms. Shanes concentrates her public finance practice in exempt facility (including public private partnerships), revenue, general obligation and school district bonds as well as lease purchase financings . She also acts as counsel to underwriters, institutional purchasers, borrowers, letter of credit banks and trustees in public finance transactions. She has extensive experience in the implementation and utilization of interest rate swap agreements and other derivative products in public finance transactions, and actively focuses on federal and state securities laws disclosure.

Ms. Shanes has spoken at numerous symposia and conferences, including the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, the American Bankers Association, the Institute for Professional Development, the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey School Boards Association, the Essex County School Board Association, and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Ms. Shanes is an elected member and Past President of the Springfield Board of Education and was an appointed member of the Legislative and Resolution Committees of the New Jersey School Boards Association. She is Past Assembly Representative to the Union County Educational Services Commission.

Ms. Shanes is recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for 2006 and 2007 editions. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Martindale-Hubbell is published by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1985
  • B.S., Brooklyn College, summa cum laude, 1982

Bar Admissions

New Jersey, New York, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania