She has extensive experience in negotiating, structuring and advising a variety of financial, private equity and corporate clients on single and multi-bank domestic and international financings, multi-currency facilities, asset based and other secured and unsecured credit facilities, asset-backed structured finance securitizations, note sales, bond issuances, construction financings, mezzanine transactions, loan syndications, interest rate swaps and other derivatives, insolvency, workouts, and asset sales and acquisitions.

She provides financial services and corporate clients with analysis of federal regulatory matters, including advising on requirements applicable to derivatives transactions under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. She has represented both lenders and borrowers in private placement of bond financings and notes, in providing letter of credit and other credit enhancement for public finance issuances, and has provided counsel to clients in connection with restructuring public finance transactions. In addition, Sheryl represents clients in connection with domestic and foreign contracting for the sale and purchase of goods and services. 

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Sheryl is a member of the Ohio and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations and is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. She is an active member of the Advisory Committee of AXYS, a national nonprofit organization providing advocacy, education and support for individuals with X and Y chromosome variations. She began her tenure with Calfee in 1996.

  • Representing KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in the restructuring of syndicated $155,000,000 tax-exempt conduit bonds in connection with the construction of a continuing care retirement community facility, including pre-packaged chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and subsequent buyout.
  • Representing, together with Calfee team, in a first of its kind Ohio transaction, three subsidiaries of FirstEnergy Corporation and three related special purpose entities in connection with the sale of $442,922,000 phase-in-recovery bonds.
  • Representing Akron General Hospital System in issuing $90,925,000 refunding tax-exempt bonds and direct placement with two financial institutions.
  • Representing U.S. pension fund of global corporate entity in connection with the negotiation of multiple ISDA Master Agreements and credit support documentation meeting CFTC, prudential regulators and EU regulatory margin requirements.
  • Representing KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with providing letter of credit financing backing issuance of syndicated $185,000,000 multi-municipal entity telecommunication tax-exempt bonds and related derivatives transactions.
  • Representing private equity company in connection with fund financing and multiple acquisition and working capital senior secured, asset based, mezzanine, private note and Export-Import Bank financings in manufacturing and service industries.
  • Representing KeyBank National Association in connection with restructuring of several higher educational institution private taxable and tax-exempt bond placements and letter of credit backed tax-exempt bond transactions and related derivatives transactions.
  • Representing KeyBank National Association in connection with $100 million New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority bond anticipation note facility.
  • Representing global publicly held U.S. client with respect to negotiating derivatives transactions and on-
    going U.S., prudential regulators and EU derivatives regulatory compliance matters.
  • Representing privately held entities in the aerospace industry in negotiation of acquisition and working capital financings.
  • Representing Cuyahoga County, Ohio in the structuring and negotiation of economic development loans.
  • Representing 501(c)(3) institute providing home, residential and community based services for older adults in connection with working capital financing and letter of credit backed tax-exempt bonds.

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Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • University of Akron, B.A., 1977

Admissions

  • State of Ohio

Contact Sheryl

  • skelly@calfee.com
  • 216.622.8303
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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Business and Finance
  • Health Care
  • Public Law and Finance
  • Business Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Energy and Natural Resources, Oil, Gas & Shale

Education

  • University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • University of Akron, B.A., 1977

Admissions

  • State of Ohio