Valarie J. Allen

Valarie J. Allen advises issuers, underwriters, and borrowers in the structuring, issuance, offering, placement, remarketing, and restructuring of tax-exempt and taxable municipal securities and other debt instruments and derivatives. She is Practice Co-Leader of the firm's Public Finance Group.

Valarie serves as bond, borrower's, underwriter's, and disclosure counsel to clients across the United States. She represents investment banking firms, state housing agencies, electric-energy generation companies, educational and health care institutions, private and municipal utilities, school districts, and municipalities in virtually all areas of public finance.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers (PABL) -- Past-President, Board Member

National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL)

Board Member, Ladies First in Public Finance

American Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, public finance law, 2017-2022, banking and finance law, 2022

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, "Symposium on Women's Entrepreneurship in the Law," Women Owned Law Inaugural, Philadelphia, PA, March 11, 2020

Panelist, "LIBOR is Likely Going Away After 2021. What Should I Be Doing Now to Prepare?" EACUBO Conference, March 22, 2019

Panelist, "What's Next: Continuing Disclosure & Tax Obligations after Bonds are Issued," PHMC Conference, October 19, 2017

Board Memberships & Community Service

Legacy Tennis and Education, Board and Finance Committee Member

Philly Youth Basketball, Program Committee



University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 2002)

Harvard College (A.B. 1992)