Scott Balice was founded in 2003 by Lois Scott, President, and Dean Balice, Senior Managing Director. They are a Chicago-based, majority woman-owned, full service financial advisory firm providing financial advisory services to the largest governments, corporations and non-profits organizations in the U.S. Their firm has been involved with capital projects ranging in size from $500,000 to $20 billion and encompassing tax-exempt bonds, taxable bonds, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act initiatives, equity commitments, tax credits and derivative market structures. They have served on over $35 billion in bond transactions and have structured and priced $5.9 billion in swap transactions. In 2008 and 2009, they were ranked among the top 10 bond financial advisers in the country. These are the facts, but numbers alone do not adequately describe the true driving force of the company's business-the exceptional people who are fiercely dedicated to serving customer.They are a team comprised of the best people and keenest minds in the business with careers that have spanned decades at the highest levels of the finance industry, in the senior ranks of government and in the financial services industry. The company's professionals have been trained on Wall Street as investment bankers, lawyers, M&A advisers, and accountants, economists, rating agency analysts, arbitrage analysts and institutional advisers. Their professional diversity ensures expertise in a broad range of financial tools, increasingly of interest to government and corporate leaders looking to expand financial capacity improve delivery and transfer risk.