Municipal Finance Matters in Education, Economic Development, Health Care and More
Just as Ice Miller's corporate attorneys have helped Indiana businesses grow and prosper over the decades, Ice Miller's municipal finance lawyers have assisted governments in creating jobs and building the tax base throughout the state and the region while serving as bond or special counsel to governments for over a century.
In the transportation sector Ice Miller represented the state in Major Moves and is assisting with the Ohio River Bridges – both involved public private partnerships. The Indianapolis Airport Authority and other airports across the state, as well as the Port Commission and various development authorities throughout the state, are significant economic drivers and Ice Miller has approved dozens of transactions as their counsel.
When governments provide incentives to industries, Ice Miller attorneys are available to assist as bond and as special counsel – from Subaru Isuzu in Tippecanoe County and Toyota in Gibson County to the Circle Center Mall in Indianapolis and Anson in Boone County, Ice Miller was there.
No economic development is possible without innovative utility partnerships. Ice Miller has advised Citizens Energy Group for decades, including on its acquisition of Indianapolis' water and wastewater systems, and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency in providing electric power to over 70 cities and towns. Such counsel and our level of expertise and innovation enable Ice Miller's municipal clients from Allen to Clark Counties and from Lake to Wayne Counties to provide economical utility rates across the State.
Underlying all these efforts Ice Miller's clients in the education sector produce the future generations of leadership and our expanding workforce. Ice Miller serves as bond counsel for the vast majority of Indiana school corporations assisting with their borrowing needs. Likewise, Ice Miller has served as bond counsel for all of Indiana's public universities, for the vast majority of Indiana's numerous private colleges, and for several other colleges and universities throughout the Midwest. Our experienced team of higher education professionals has been instrumental in helping to finance scores of academic buildings, laboratories, housing and dining complexes and sports and recreational facilities on dozens college and university campuses throughout the region.
No economy can thrive without exceptional health care services and many of Ice Miller's health care clients excel in a myriad of areas. Health care also is an essential driver of the economy throughout the State and Nation. The national reputation of our qualified team of health care attorneys is based on decades of experience in health care finance. We have the expertise and creativity necessary to assist in all phases of the borrowing process, including advising on permissible financing structures, state and federal tax matters, disposition of assets, mergers, affiliations and reorganizations, structured financial products, continuing disclosure issues and post-issuance compliance.
In summary Ice Miller's Municipal Finance lawyers are at the cutting edge of economic and community development. As bond or special counsel, our lawyers work on billions of dollars of projects creating employment opportunities, building community enrichment and adding substantially to the tax base every year. Whether being ranked first in the Midwest from time to time, or having a 2/3 market share in Indiana as bond counsel in 2011, according to a national publication1, Ice Miller's depth and breadth are recognized by governments, businesses and other professionals when it comes to completing transactions that produce economic activity and community benefit.
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1 The Bond Buyer statistics for certain categories