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CDFA Illinois Conference
May 2, 2017
Chicago, IL


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Join the CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable on May 2, 2017 for a special one-day conference hosted at the offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago. This event will feature a number of economic development finance experts from around the state discussing development finance tools, authorities, resources and approaches, and how these can affect the Illinois economy going forward.

Register today to reserve your spot at the 2017 CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable Conference.



2017 CDFA Illinois Conference Agenda

Monday May 01, 2017

Mon 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
The Latest in the Illinois Bond Market - Sponsored by Katten Muchin Rosenman
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 525 West Monroe Street 19th Floor Chicago, IL 60661
Bond Financing remains the bedrock finnace tool for economic development in an ever-evolving market. This session will explore the recent trends in bank purchase and other private placement transactions.
  • David Cohen, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Chad Doobay, Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Renee M. Friedman, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Michael G. Melzer, Associate, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Milton Wakschlag Esq., Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Tuesday May 02, 2017

    Tue 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
    Registration Opens
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP 233 S. Wacker Drive Suite 8000 Chicago, IL 60606
    Tue 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
    Welcoming Remarks & Introduction
    The CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable exists to spread knowledge of best practices within the state’s development finance industry. To kick off the conference, CDFA and our partners will deliver welcoming remarks.
  • Katie Kramer, Vice President, Council of Development Finance Agencies
  • Rob Winner, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Tue 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    The Latest in Illinois Public-Private Partnership Deals
    As budgets are stretched and new rules are created, it can be difficult to pull together funding for necessary infrastructure improvements and community facilities. Join industry experts from around the state as they present case students and explore proven approaches for implementing a successful P3 project.
  • Adam Stroud, Project Planner, Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets, Inc.
  • Speaker(s)
  • Fran Rood AICP, Senior Vice President, SB Friedman Development Advisors
  • Rob Winner, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Tue 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    The Impact of Tax Increment Financing on Illinois Communities
    One of the most popular topics at the Illinois Financing Roundtable is how tax increment financing is used to finance projects across the state. We'll feature that topic again this year, but with a twist. This session will explore the broader implications of TIF and consider how this tool can be used in Illinois communities to combat population decline, support disinvested communities, and create social impact through job creation and economic development.
  • Kate Crowley, Senior Managing Director, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • Speaker(s)
  • Maureen Barry, Senior Municipal Advisor/Vice President, Ehlers, Inc.
  • Herb Klein, President, Jacob & Klein; Economic Development Group
  • Tue 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    Networking Break
    Tue 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Financing Solutions for the Illinois Housing Market
    The changes and trends in the affordable housing industry have a large impact on Illinois communities. Continuing to provide an adequate number of homes affordable to low and moderate income households is increasingly difficult. Luckily, there are a number of financing strategies for these developments. This session will discuss the latest in the Illinois housing market, and how agencies are responding to low income housing tax credit market changes.
  • James Snyder, Partner, Ice Miller LLP
  • Speaker(s)
  • Donald Bernards, Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • Andrew DeCoux, Director, Multifamily Housing, Illinois Housing Development Authority
  • Ann McKenzie, Senior Rental Assistance Demonstration Director, Chicago Housing Authority
  • Tue 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM
    Utilizing a Diverse Capital Stack
    Combining multiple incentives successfully requires attention to detail and often some creative structuring. Identifying program requirements and balancing the applicable incentives are steps that must be established early on for any potential project. This session will explore projects in Illinois that have successfully navigated these programs and applied creative capital stacks.
  • Irvin Henderson, Owner, Henderson and Company
  • Ken Holub, Senior Vice President, MB Financial Bank, NA
  • Philip McKenna, President, Kane, McKenna & Associates, Inc.
  • Tue 01:15 PM - 01:30 PM
    Networking Break
    Tue 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
    State Programs and Legislative Update
    Industry experts from around the state will discuss the latest development finance legislation and their potential effects on the economic development industry. This session will feature a panel discussion on the fate of various proposals and the latest from Springfield and Washington, DC.
  • Steve Eikenberry, Senior Vice President, First American Bank
  • Speaker(s)
  • James Durkin, Partner, Arnstein & Lehr LLP
  • Thomas Henderson, Executive Director, Illinois Tax Increment Association
  • Stanley Luboff, Program Manager - Advantage Illinois, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
  • Tue 02:30 PM - 02:30 PM
    Closing Remarks
  • Katie Kramer, Vice President, Council of Development Finance Agencies
  • -Location

    The 2017 CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable Conference will take place at the offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago.

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    233 S. Wacker Drive
    Suite 8000
    Chicago, IL 60606


    Tower Self Park
    211 W. Adams  

    Additional entrance on Franklin

    Contact 312-782-5570 for information and rates


    Getting to Seyfarth Shaw in Willis Tower

    Enter from either Franklin Street or Wacker Drive entrances.  Proceed to security desk with valid Photo ID to receive a visitor pass.  You will be directed to the visitor’s security entrance.

    -Proceed to the 80th Floor:

    -Follow the signage to the 66-102 elevator bank

    -Proceed to the 66th floor Sky Lobby

    -Follow the signage to the 66-81 elevator bank

    -Proceed to the 80th floor


    To register for the 2017 CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable Conference, click on the Register button below. Registration rates vary depending on whether or not you are a CDFA member.

    Scholarships are available to attend this event. Learn more about the CDFA Scholarship Program, Presented by PFM and submit your application today.
    Standard Rates
    CDFA Member: $145
    Non-Member: $195


    Roundtable Partner

    Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Illinois Finance Authority

    Venue Sponsor

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    Principal Sponsor

    Ehlers Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

    Premium Sponsor

    Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP Ice Miller LLP KeyBanc Capital Markets MB Financial Bank, NA Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets, Inc. SB Friedman Development Advisors

    Supporting Sponsor

    Illinois Tax Increment Association Jacob & Klein Ltd. Reyes Kurson

    For information about sponsoring the CDFA Illinois Financing Roundtable, review the sponsor prospectus and complete our sponsorship agreement. For questions, please contact CDFA.