Jean Z. Matzeder



Practice Areas

Public Finance
Securities Regulations
Public Disclosures
Tax Matters Related to Municipal Bonds
Public Organizations


University of St Mary 
Summa Cum Laude
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Juris Doctorate With Distinction
Law Review
Student Editor-in-Chief of Urban Lawyer

Professional Affiliations

Tax Increment Financing Commission of Jackson County
Missouri Bar Association 
Texas Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
National Association of Bond Lawyers 


New York

Prior Affiliations

Stinson, Mag & Fizzell
Vinson & Elkins

Jean Z. Matzeder is head of the Firm's municipal finance practice. She has been actively involved in the public finance practice since 1980. Her municipal finance experience includes functioning as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, disclosure counsel, or issuer's counsel on financings exceeding $20 billion. Her work includes working on general obligation bonds, water and sewer revenue bonds, airport bonds, school district and university bonds, housing bonds, parking facilities, parks, economic development projects and many other types of public infrastructure improvements.  

Jean was involved in organizing the Missouri State Revolving Fund Program.  This funding mechanism consists of a complex financing structure involving the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the State of Missouri, a statewide bond implementing regulations for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and working with the team who coordinated the approval of the program structure by the EPA.  She has worked on State Revolving Fund Transactions in Missouri, Connecticut, and Kansas, serving as underwriters' counsel for the Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority of the Missouri State Revolving Fund Program pool approximately fifteen years.  

She has worked on numerous tax increment financing projects both in the capacity as bond counsel and as counsel to the Tax Increment Finance Commission of Kansas City, Missouri.

Jean received extensive training in the field of environmental law while in the position as Chief Environmental Attorney for the Kansas City District Corps of Engineers. 

In addition, Jean has also represented private developers or small shopping centers and has prepared loan documents for a financial institution.