Alan M. Bell
Alan M. Bell earned his Bachelor of Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance, from the University of Notre Dame in 1986. He received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1989. While in law school, Alan served as Executive Articles Editor of the Journal of Legislation. He was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1991. Alan received his Certificate in Project Management from New York University in 2003.
Alan leads the firm’s public finance and public private partnerships practice areas. He has served as underwriter’s counsel, co-bond counsel, borrower’s counsel, credit enhancer’s counsel and legislative counsel in a wide variety of project financings, public-private partnerships, and public financings, including general obligation bonds, traditional revenue bonds and various conduit financings such as airport bonds, stadium bonds, §501(c)(3) bonds, multifamily housing bonds, and single-family mortgage bonds. Alan has provided representation on projects totaling over $11 billion.
Alan is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the Project Management Institute. Alan is also the founder and President of The Elements Group, a firm focused on the development of nature-oriented and sustainable real estate and community projects. He currently serves on the boards of the National Land Trust Alliance, Openlands and the Black Ensemble Theater. Alan previously served on the Uplift Community High School Governing Board, the Chicago Park District Park Advisory Council Oversight Committee and the Chicago 2016 Next Generation Leadership Advisory Council.
Passionate about the natural environment, Alan enjoys bike riding along Chicago’s lakefront and hiking urban trails.