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Ann D. Fillingham Named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s 2019 Class of “Women in the Law”

July 19, 2019

Ann D. Fillingham, Lansing-based member in Dykema’s Public Finance Practice Group, was named one of 30 “Women in the Law” for 2019 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. A luncheon celebrating the honorees will be held September 5, 2019, at the Detroit Marriott Troy.

Fillingham's principal areas of practice include public and structured finance, infrastructure finance, and transactional work for financial institutions. In the public finance arena, she has served as bond counsel and underwriter's counsel to numerous state and local issuers. Fillingham has worked extensively with the State of Michigan and its various departments and authorities with respect to both taxable and tax-exempt issues. In addition, she has served as bond counsel or underwriter's counsel on many county, municipal, school and local authority bond issues and many conduit transactions for acute care and continuing care facilities, and economic development projects.

In the corporate and finance arena, Fillingham also works extensively with financial institutions, structuring and documenting both taxable letter of credit enhanced debt offerings and commercial finance transactions. Her areas of practice include transactional negotiation and documentation, commercial lending and federal and state regulatory compliance work for lending institutions.

Outside of her practice, Fillingham is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL), regularly speaks at NABL conferences on matters related to public finance, is a past NABL Steering Committee member and is the past Chair of the NABL's Bond Attorneys' Workshop and its Municipal Law Committee.