Erik Long is a partner in the Public Finance Group. Erik serves public school corporations, higher education institutions, libraries and other political subdivisions on a wide variety of municipal finance transactions.
Erik's transactional experience includes new money financings for capital projects and refunding transactions, all through the issuance of general obligation bonds, lease financings, revenue bonds and tax anticipation warrants.
Erik has been involved in the development of traditional tax-exempt financings, as well as innovative financing mechanisms including federal tax credit bonds, debt restructurings and pool financings. In addition, Erik advises political subdivisions on state laws related to referendum and petition/remonstrance processes.
Erik earned his Bachelor of Science, with highest distinction, from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2002. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked in management for one of Forbes' America's Largest Private Companies and later in banking for a Fortune 500 financial institution.
Erik received his juris doctorate from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2009, cum laude, where he was the executive articles editor of the Indiana Law Review and a member of the Order of the Barristers for the Honorable Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition.
During law school, Erik was a legal clerk for the Honorable William J. Hughes, Hamilton Superior Court #3. He was also a legal intern at the Indiana statehouse during the 2009 legislative session. Erik was a summer clerk with Ice Miller in 2008 before joining as an associate in September 2009.
Erik lives in Indianapolis with his wife, three children and too many cats. In his free time he enjoys attending local cultural events, rooting for his Indiana University athletic teams, watching great movies and playing the occasional round of golf or pick-up game of basketball. Erik is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana.
$35,000,000 Crawfordsville Tuttle School Building Corporation Unlimited Ad Valorem Property Tax First Mortgage Bonds, Series 2013A1 and 2013A2
$2,300,000 Shenandoah School Building Corporation Taxable Ad Valorem Property Tax First Mortgage Bonds, Series 2012E (New Clean Renewable Energy Bonds – Direct Payment)
$24,435,000 Franklin Township Multi-School Building Corporation Ad Valorem Property Tax First Mortgage Refunding Bonds, Series 2012A and $53,665,000 Franklin Township Multi-School Building Corporation Ad Valorem Property Tax First Mortgage Refunding Bonds, Series 2012B
$14,970,000 Indiana Finance Authority Educational Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2012 (Purdue Research Foundation Project)
$60,265,000 Indiana University Tax-Exempt Student Fee Bonds, Series V-1 and $47485,000 Indiana University Taxable Student Fee Bonds, Series V-2
$10,480,000 Crown Point Community Public Library General Obligation Bonds of 2011
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Presenter, "Legal Steps for a Public School Referendum" - Fostering Accuracy, Involvement and Responsibility (FAIR), 2012
Presenter, "Bond Financing Risk Management" - Central Indiana Chapter of Risk Management Association (RMA), 2011 and 2012
Presenter for various classes at Ball State University, IUPUI, and Indiana Wesleyan University on Indiana public school financing