Patricia A. Scallon

Patricia A. Scallon

Senior Attorney


Patty counsels governmental and private clients on taxable and tax-exempt municipal finance transactions that fund public projects and loans to non-profit corporations.

As a Senior Attorney in the firm’s public finance group, Patty serves as bond counsel, lender’s counsel and disclosure counsel for revenue, general obligation and private activity bond financings for 501(c)(3) organizations, public and private health care facilities, private colleges and universities, municipalities and community colleges. She regularly counsels governmental entities, conduit borrowers, lenders, underwriters and other municipal market participants on matters related to municipal bond finance.

Her work includes analyzing state law and federal tax and securities laws, preparing issuer proceedings and resolutions, drafting and negotiating loan documents, conducting due diligence and drafting bond offering documents, all as necessary to assist her clients with achieving their goals and successfully closing financing transactions on their behalf.

Education & Admissions

University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 1997), With Distinction

Iowa State University (B.A., 1995)


  • Iowa


  • English

Industries & Practices

Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Lending Transactions
  • Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate & Land Use

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements


  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Polk County Women Attorneys
  • Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association

Community Involvement

  • Member, Des Moines Area Community College Foundation Board of Directors
  • Sustaining Member, Junior League of Des Moines
  • Volunteer, West Des Moines Community Schools


  • "The Best Lawyers in America© 2021" Ranked in Public Finance Law
  • BV® Distinguished rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Patricia A. Scallon