Miska L. Shaw, Esquire

Miska L. Shaw, Esquire


Miska L. Shaw, Esq. serves as Chairperson of Ahmad Zaffarese LLC’s Public Finance & Special Services Practice Group. She is an experienced “Red Book” public finance attorney licensed in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey jurisdictions. Her multi-state practice includes the provision of state and federal tax law guidance related to the issuance of government debt. She has rendered tax and defeasance legal opinions in connection with the issuance of general obligation, revenue-pledge and 501(c)(3) conduit debt. Attorney Shaw’s professional experiences encompass both “new money” and refunding bonds, notes, credit facilities, and other debt-related instruments used to fund or refund transportation, educational, housing, health, public safety and utility projects, among other purposes.​

Attorney Shaw has a wealth of experience serving as bond counsel. She is also skilled and familiar with other legal counsel roles such as disclosure counsel, issuer’s special counsel, borrower’s counsel, purchaser’s counsel, and underwriter’s counsel.

Lastly, Attorney Shaw has demonstrated expertise in commercial real estate. She has represented lenders, sellers, buyers and quasi-governmental agencies in connection with real property leases, purchases, and financings, including transactions involving New Market Tax Credits and payments-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOTs).

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Practice Areas

  • Public Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate and Finance

Bar Admissions

  • State of Tennessee
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York


  • Cornell University (B.S.)
  • University of Memphis (M.P.A.)
  • Wash. Univ. in St. Louis School of Law (J.D.)

Office Locations

  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • New York