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Christi Jacobsen

Christi Jacobsen

Attorney

Direct: 206.470.7635

Main: 206.623.1745

Fax: 206.623.7789

Phone: 206.470.7662

Professional Overview

Christi’s practice focuses on public finance and municipal securities law. Her experience includes serving as bond, disclosure, underwriter's, issuer’s and special counsel in various sectors, including public power and transmission; municipal, public and private utilities; municipal infrastructure and capital improvement programs; healthcare; universities; charter schools; industrial development bond programs; municipal leasing; and commercial property assessed clean energy (CPACE). She has represented governmental entities, investor-owned utilities, conduit issuers, underwriters, lenders, tax equity investors and others in a range of tax-exempt and taxable bond financings and other public finance and project finance transactions. Prior to joining HCMP in 2019, Christi practiced for 12 years at a national public finance firm in Chicago and Salt Lake City.

  • Represented a Utah governmental entity, in its capacity as project developer and power purchaser, in long-term development and financing of a 58 MW wind farm, including a prepay structure to monetize federal incentives.
  • Represented same Utah governmental entity in its issuance of green bonds to finance a 7.8 MW recovered energy generation system constructed adjacent to a natural gas compressor station in southwestern Utah.
  • Represented a bank, as tax equity investor, in financing solar projects using sale/leaseback structures, including a 10 MW solar project on a superfund site.
  • Acted as counsel to statewide group of municipal utilities in connection with long-term power purchase agreements with a federal power marketing agency, including test case on constitutional debt issues before state supreme court and a resulting amendment to the debt provisions of the state constitution.
  • Acted as counsel to Idaho issuer in connection with program for financing and leasing of transmission facility assets to federal power marketing agency.
  • Women in Public Finance­—Pacific Northwest Chapter, member
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, member
  • Women Lawyers of Utah, member
  • Women in Public Finance­—Mountain Region Chapter, founding member and past vice president (national coordinator)
  • J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2006, graduated with honors
  • M.B.A., Southern Utah University, 2003, highest distinction
  • B.S., Accounting, Southern Utah University, 2003, summa cum laude