Skye C.A. Nickalls

Of Counsel
Philadelphia

Skye Nickalls is a transactional attorney specializing in municipal finance matters. She represents issuers and underwriters of municipal securities, including counties, cities, townships, school districts, boroughs, municipal authorities, banks, and nonprofit entities as bond counsel, special counsel, borrower’s counsel, and underwriter’s counsel.

Skye has extensive experience with general obligation bonds, tax anticipation notes, revenue obligations, and financings for hospital systems, colleges and universities, charter schools, continuing care retirement communities, and other nonprofit entities. She also represents public and private corporations in internal investigations, corporate governance matters, securities law compliance, public reporting with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other contractual and transactional matters.

Experience 

Representative Matters

  • Negotiated forbearance agreements with bondholders and served as disclosure counsel for a college during periods of financial difficulties
  • Served as a member of bond counsel team to major health care and educational organizations and obligated groups involving 501(c)(3) financings and refinancings, including Temple University Health System, Neumann University, and the student housing nonprofit for West Chester University
  • Regular bond counsel for a city’s annual tax and revenue anticipation notes

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Regular volunteer with Philly VIP and the Legal Clinic for the Disabled

Professional Activities

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers

Ladies First, The Mid-Atlantic Women’s Public Finance Forum

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2022-2023

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2020-2022

Board Memberships & Community Service

Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, 2019-2022

Publications

Co-author, “Philadelphia Pandemic Preparedness Project: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Findings and Recommendations”, Fall 2018 – Summer 2020

Credentials 

Education

Yale Law School (J.D. 2013)

New York University (B.A. 2009)

Admissions

Pennsylvania