Kathleen  C. McKinney

Kathleen C. McKinney

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

ONE North Main, 2nd Floor
; Greenville, SC 29601

Tel: (864) 240-3243 Fax: (864) 240-3300

Email: kmckinney@nullhsblawfirm.com

Url: http://www.hsblawfirm.com

In Practice Since: 1978

General obligation bonds, Municipal revenue bonds, Exempt organization bonds (including health care, higher education, schools and cultural institutions), Bonds backed by corporate or project revenues, Post-issuance tax compliance, Securities law

University of South Carolina, B.A., 1975, summa cum laude University of South Carolina, J.D., 1978, cum laude

Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Bond Lawyers South Carolina Bar Leadership South Carolina, Advisory Committee (Class of 1993)


 Kathy McKinney is nationally respected for her work in tax-exempt financing. In 2010, she was named an Independent Director of the FHLBanks Office of Finance Board of Directors. She is the first South Carolinian to hold this position.

Ms. McKinney served as president of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. Elected in 2009, she served a one-year term as head of the 3,000-member organization. In 2004, she chaired the Steering Committee of the Bond Attorneys’ Workshop of NABL. She has served as a faculty member of the NABL Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law and Tax and Securities Law Institute programs.

A Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel, she has been bond, issuers' and underwriters' counsel for more than 100 revenue bond issues, resulting in $3 billion of capital investment in South Carolina in the past five years.

She serves as bond counsel for many of South Carolina’s leading hospitals, including the Greenville Hospital System and other regional hospital systems. She was appointed by the SC DHEC Board to serve on the Certificate of Need (CON) Study Committee aimed at making recommendations to the CON laws. The committee is composed of legislative members, hospital representatives, long-term care groups, rural health organizations, physician practices, and industry associations.

Ms. McKinney has also been bond counsel for colleges and universities, foundations, continuing care retirement centers, and cultural centers. She completed the first bond issue in South Carolina involving an accommodations tax and storm water financing.

She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® – Economic Development Law; Public Finance Law and Chambers USA and is a member of the Society of International Business Fellows. South Carolina Lawyers Weekly presented Ms. McKinney with the “Leadership in Law Award” on August 26, 2010, that was presented to 17  SC lawyers whose accomplishments “represent the very best of the legal profession,” according to the publisher.

In 2012, Greenville Business Magazine named her as one of Greenville's "Women Who Lead". She was also profiled in the publication's August 2009 edition as one of "3 Local Lawyers Raising the Bar" courtesy of Chambers and Partners and in the January 2010, she was named one of the "50 Most Influential" in Greenville.

Ms. McKinney is very active in both the state and the Greenville communities. She is a current member and former chair of the Furman University board of trustees, is on the board of directors for the Greenville Symphony Association, and is past president of the South Carolina Children’s Theatre and current president of the Upcountry History Museum. She currently leads the museum’s search for an executive director as chairman of an 11-member search committee.

She also serves on the advisory board of Leadership  South Carolina and is a founder of the Upstate South Carolina Alliance, an economic development entity.  Ms. McKinney is a member of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities board of trustees and the board of directors of the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations.