Public Finance

Overview

Dykema represents state and local and governmental entities, as well as underwriters, purchasers, obligors, credit enhancers and trustees in all types of public finance bond and note transactions. Our representation is supported by our knowledge of the latest federal tax and securities law aspects of municipal bond issues as well as extensive experience in structuring both traditional and innovative financings. Each year we serve as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, letter of credit bank counsel, or company counsel in many such financings. Our experience encompasses fixed-maturity and commercial-paper issues, issues involving derivative products, taxable and tax-exempt issues, fixed-rate and variable-rate issues, and publicly-sold and privately-negotiated issues.

The Firm is listed as approved bond counsel in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace (the so-called “Red Book”), the principal directory of its kind. Several of the Firm’s attorneys are members of and active in the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the major professional association of the bond counsel community.

The Firm has served as bond counsel to the State of Michigan and to over 10 State of Michigan financing authorities. Additionally, the Firm regularly serves as bond counsel for a large number of counties, cities, villages, townships and public authorities to finance such diverse local governmental projects as roads and streets, storm and sanitary sewer systems, wastewater treatment plants, water systems, public buildings (including jails, libraries and governmental office buildings of various kinds), public health care facilities and municipal equipment purchases (such as computers and police, fire, sanitation and other public vehicles), as well as cash flow borrowings.

Our involvement in private activity bond financings through governmental “conduit” issuers for qualified charitable, educational and cultural organizations (501(c)(3) organizations) and qualified industrial companies is extensive. We have experience with private activity bond financings throughout the country.

For public finance transactions, Dykema has a long standing commitment to, and well known reputation for, consistent delivery of legal services of the highest quality, painstaking attention to detail and uniform delivery of bond counsel services in a timely, professional and cost effective manner.

Representative Transactions

For a printable copy of our Public Finance Representative Transactions, click here.  

Principal Amount

Issuer

Title of Issue

Dykema’s Role

$376,955,000

Michigan State Housing Development Authority

Single-Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds, 2016 Series B and 2016 Series C

Bond Counsel

$129,085,000

State of Michigan

General Obligation Environmental Program Refunding Bonds, Series 2016A (Taxable)

Underwriters’ Counsel

$82,240,000

State of Michigan

General Obligation Environmental Program Bonds, Series 2016A (Tax-Exempt)

Disclosure Counsel

$126,665,000

Michigan Finance Authority

Local Government Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2015D (Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Water Supply System Revenue Refunding Local Project Bonds)

Bond Counsel to Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

$197,660,000

Michigan Finance Authority

Local Government Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2015C (Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Sewage Disposal System Revenue Refunding Second Lien Local Project Bonds)

Bond Counsel to Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

$989,340,000

Michigan State Building Authority

2015 Revenue and Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series I (Facilities Program)

Bond Counsel

$263,555,000

County of Macomb

Retirees Health Care Bonds, Series 2015 (General Obligation Limited Tax) (Federally Taxable)

Underwriters’ Counsel

$295,350,000

Michigan Finance Authority

Local Government Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series H (Detroit Regional Convention Facilities Authority Local Project Bonds)

Bond Counsel to Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority

$275,000,000

Michigan Finance Authority

Local Government Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2014F (City of Detroit Financial Recovery Income Tax Revenue and Refunding Local Project Bonds)

Underwriters’ Counsel

$935,860,000

Michigan Finance Authority

Local Government Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2014C (Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Sewage Disposal System Revenue and Revenue Refunding Local Project Bonds)

Bond Counsel to Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

$854,850,000

Michigan Finance Authority

Local Government Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2014D (Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Water Supply System Revenue Refunding Local Project   Bonds)

Bond Counsel to Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

$265,085,000

State of Michigan

State Trunk Line Fund Refunding Bonds, Series 2014

Underwriters’ Counsel

$292,000,000

Michigan Finance Authority

Student Loan Bond Anticipation Refunding Notes, Series 24-A

Bond Counsel

$184,960,000

Michigan Finance Authority

Loan Government Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2014B (Public Lighting Authority Local Project Bonds)

Underwriters’ Counsel

$556,200,000

Michigan Finance Authority

Student Loan Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 23-A

Bond Counsel

$83,380,270

Chicago Transit Authority

2008 Capital Lease (Buses) Refunding, Series 2013

Bank Counsel

$583,000,000

Michigan State Building Authority

2013  Revenue and Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series I-A and Series I-B (Facilities   Program)

Bond Counsel

  

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