Rhonda Skoby

Rhonda Skoby




Rhonda’s practice focuses on assisting issuers, borrowers, and underwriters in public finance transactions of all sizes. As bond counsel, Rhonda helps municipalities, non-profits and other entities meet their financing goals for health care facilities, multifamily housing or senior living facilities, tax-exempt manufacturing projects, and governmental projects including transportation projects, streets, sewers, and capital improvement projects. Rhonda has also served extensively as underwriter’s counsel for projects through-out the country, including charter schools, senior living facilities, detention facilities, hospital and health care facilities, and recreational facilities. Rhonda has served as public finance attorney since 2008, and previously was a shareholder at Kennedy & Graven, Chartered. Prior to practicing law, Rhonda worked in the non-profit industry as a development director and program coordinator.

Education & Admissions

University of St. Thomas School of Law (J.D., 2006), magna cum laude; Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor

Hamline University (B.A., English and Management, 2000), cum laude


  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota


  • Minnesota Court of Appeals, Honorable Christopher J. Dietzen, 2006-2007
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals, Honorable Randolph W. Peterson, 2007-2008
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals, Honorable Wilhelmina M. Wright, 2007-2008


Representative Transactions

  • $20,975,000 Park District of the City of Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, North Dakota, Wellness Center Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015 - Bond Counsel
  • $498,225,000 Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Health Care Facilities Revenue Refunding Bonds (HealthPartners Obligated Group), Series 2015A and Series 2015B - Underwriter Counsel
  • $5,415,000 California Statewide Communities Development Authority, School Facilities Revenue Bonds (Children of Promise), Series 2015A and Series 2015B - Underwriter Counsel
  • $289,565,000 Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Hospital Facility Revenue Bonds (HealthEast Care System Project), Series 2015A, Series 2015B, Series 2015C and Series 2015D - Bond Counsel
  • $63,410,000 Prairielands Public Facility Corporation (Alvarado, Texas), Taxable Project Revenue Bonds, Series 2015 - Underwriter Counsel
  • $6,500,000 City of Melrose, Minnesota, Revenue Refunding Bonds (Proliant Dairy, Inc. Project), Series 2015 - Bond Counsel
  • $13,235,000 Minnesota Tax and Aid Anticipation Borrowing Program, Certificates of Participation, Aid Anticipation Series 2015A - Bond Counsel

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Higher Education & Academic Research Institutions
  • Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Public Finance
  • Public-Private Partnerships

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Minnesota Chapter of Women in Public Finance, Board Member
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • Minnesota Opera, Tempo Board of Directors
  • WomenVenture, Loan Committee Member
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Alumni Board of Directors
  • Hamline University, Alumni Class Agent


Pro Bono 100 Hours 2022     Contributed 100+ Pro Bono Hours in 2021 Contributed 100+ Pro Bono Hours in 2020

  • Contributed more than 100 Challenge pro bono hours, 2020-2022

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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2015-2022
Rhonda Skoby