M. Catherine Fanello

Senior Attorney

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M. Catherine Fanello

Senior Attorney

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Catherine Fanello is a member of the Firm's Public and Municipal Finance and Litigation Practice Groups providing counsel and representation in the areas of taxable and tax-exempt bond financings, including federal tax and securities law, and municipal and governmental law issues.  Ms. Fanello also holds a license as a certified public accountant (CPA).

Prior to joining Krieg DeVault Ms. Fanello's professional experience includes working as an attorney for a South Bend law firm where she represented a St. Joseph County township before the Indiana Tax Court in connection with a property tax shortfall appeal, and served as second chair to a St. Joseph County Deputy Attorney regarding county employment, civil rights, and tort claim matters. Her experience also includes over 12 years in public accounting and public finance. She previously served as a Finance Officer and Deputy Controller for the City of Evansville, as a Vanderburgh County Commissioner, and as City Controller for the City of South Bend.

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana (J.D., 2011)
  • University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana (B.S. in Accounting, 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2011
  • Illinois, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2014

Board Membership

  • St. Joseph County Election Board, Member

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member
  • Executive Women in Finance, Member
  • Indiana Women in Public Finance, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member

Awards and Recognitions

  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017-2018
Education
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana (J.D., 2011)
  • University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana (B.S. in Accounting, 1995)
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2011
  • Illinois, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2014
Board Membership
  • St. Joseph County Election Board, Member
Professional Associations
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member
  • Executive Women in Finance, Member
  • Indiana Women in Public Finance, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • St. Joseph County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
Awards and Recognitions
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017-2018