Sue Schultz joined Sandberg Phoenix with a focus in the areas of business, real estate and utility law.
Sue represents clients in real estate acquisition, sale, leasing and development, construction contracting, municipal transactions, financing, complex contract matters, corporate governance, general business matters, and utility law for both investor and cooperatively owned electric, water and sewer utilities.
Sue previously acted as General Counsel to Illinois’ largest investor owned water and sewer utility, where she was responsible for the management of the legal affairs of the company, including the assurance of compliance with public utility regulations, corporate governance, legal aspects of acquisitions of multiple additional utilities, real estate transactions, capital construction projects, conventional and bond financing, complex contract matters and representation of the utility before the Illinois Commerce Commission. During that time, she also served as General Counsel to the largest investor-owned water utility in Iowa.
Sue was involved in the siting and construction of a $38.7 Million water treatment facility in Alton, Illinois. She also obtained permission from Illinois EPA for first ever suspended solids trading modeled after air emissions trading and obtained a Private Letter Ruling allowing municipality exemption from tax on a contribution in aid of construction, saving the municipality $500,000. She was also legal lead in the development of and Special Service Area Financing for The Shoppes at Greenmount and the Far Oaks subdivision.
Sue is also certified as a Public Accountant.