Jane Herndon's practice concentration is in municipal finance. She serves as bond counsel for general obligation, lease and refunding financings by schools, cities, towns, counties and libraries.

She also has assisted with state of Indiana financings such as the State Office Building Commission and Indiana Transportation Finance Authority financings. During the 1992 legislative session, Jane served as counsel to the speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives.

Jane is serving her fourth term on the board of trustees of Carmel Clay Public Library. She has also served as president of the Indiana Library Trustees Association. Jane serves on several committees for the Indiana Association of School Business Officials.

She has also taught the Facilities Planning Class at Indiana State University. In addition, she is a frequent speaker for facilities classes at such institutions as Indiana University, Purdue University, Indiana University, Ball State University and Indiana Wesleyan University.

Originally from Farmington, Mich., Herndon received her Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University in 1986 and her juris doctorate from George Washington University, The National Law Center, Washington, D.C., in 1989 where she graduated with honors and Order of the Coif.

Herndon joined Ice Miller in 1989. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana.
Speaking Engagements
  • Wabash Valley Service Center “Project Planning & Debt Management” 2016
  • Indiana University, Facilities Class “Financing School Facility Construction – The Legal Issues” 2016
  • Indiana State University, Facilities Class “Financing School Facility Construction – The Legal Issues” 2016
  • Ball State University, “Financing School Facilities – The Legal Issues” 2016
  • Indiana School Boards Association & Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents Conference “School Referenda: Operating & Capital Updates” 2016
  • Indiana Association of School Business Officials Conference “Project Planning & Debt Management” 2016
  • Church Church Hittle & Antrim Seminar – Legal Issues Involving a Referendum
  • Indiana Association of School Business Officials District Meeting “Indiana Referendum Statistics and What They Mean” 2016
  • Purdue University “Financing School Facility Construction – The Legal Issues” 2016
  • Southeastern Indiana Study Council “Financing of Projects – The Process” 2015
  • Indiana School Boards Association & Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents Conference “Rules Regarding Referenda” 2015
  • Indiana State University, Facilities Class “School Facility Financing– The Legal Process” 2015
  • Indiana Association of School Business Officials Summer Institute Certification Class “School Construction Financing“ 2015
  • Ball State University, “The Journey through School Facility Financings; the Project & Operating Referenda – Legal Issues” 2015
  • Purdue University, “The Journey Through School Facility Financings; the Project & Operating Referenda – Legal Issues” 2015
  • Indiana Association of School Business Officials Seminar “The SEC & Continuing Disclosure” 2014
  • Indiana Association of School Business Officials District Meetings “SEC’S Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative” 2014
  • Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents District Meetings “Continuing Disclosure & SEC’s MCDC Initiative” 2014
  • Ice Miller Webinar “A Brave New World: What Municipal Issuers Need to Know About the Recently-Announced SEC Initiative” 2014
  • Indiana State University “The Journey through School Facility Financings; the Project & Operating Referenda – Legal Issues” 2014
  • Indiana School Boards Association Conference “Behind the Scenes Tour of a Bond Issue” 2014
  • Indiana University “The Journey Through School Facility Financings; the Project & Operating Referenda – Legal Issues” 2014
  • Women in Public Finance “SEC’S Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative” 2014
  • Presentation to Indiana New Superintendents “Borrowing, Bonds – The Basics” 2014
  • Indiana Association of School Business Officials Annual Meeting “Managing Your Debt” 2014
  • Purdue University, “The Journey Through School Facility Financings; the Project & Operating Referenda – Legal Issues” 2014
  • Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents Seminar “Referendum Planning – The Legal Issues” 2014
  • Ball State University, “The Journey Through School Facility Financings; the Project & Operating Referenda – Legal Issues” 2014
  • Indiana State University Facilities Class “How Do You Pay for Facility Improvements” 2013
  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis  “The Journey Through School Facility Financings; the Project & Operating Referenda – Legal Issues” 2013
  • Indiana State University “The Journey Through School Facility Financings; the Project & Operating Referenda – Legal Issues” 2013
  • Indiana State Library "Constructing and Financing your Library Project," 2013
  • Indiana Association of School Business Officials certification class on "School Construction Finance," 2013
  • Indiana Library Federation Annual Meeting, "Navigating Through a Referendum," 2011
  • Indiana Association of School Business Officials certification class on "School Construction Finance," 2011
  • "Legal Steps for a Public School Referendum" for FAIR - Fostering Accuracy, Involvement and Responsibility, throughout the State of Indiana, multiple events in 2010 and 2011
  • "Construction Projects, Finance and Politics" presenter at Annual Meeting of Indiana Library Federation, November 2011
  • "General Fund Referenda: The Law, the Campaign and the Election" IASBO Annual meeting, Spring, 2010
  • "Assisting School Corporations with . . . Qualified School Construction Bonds, Qualified Zone Academy Bonds & Build America Bonds" at IASBO District meetings, 2010
  • "General Fund Referenda" for various School Study Councils in 2009, 2010,
  • "Referendum Conundrum" at the Indiana Construction Association Annual Meeting, 2009
  • Indiana Association of School Business Officials Certification class on "School Construction Finance," 2008
  • “School Construction Finance From A to Z,” Indiana Association of School Business Officials Seminar, 2008
  • “Review of HEA 1001 Property Tax Relief Initiatives,” Hancock County Governmental Units, 2008
  • “Legal Review of HEA 1001 Property Tax Relief Initiatives,” Indiana School Boards Association, Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents and Indiana Association of School Business Officials Seminar, 2008
  • “Navigating the Construction Project Approval Process: What did HEA 1001 Do For Us?” Indiana Association of School Business Officials Annual Meeting, 2008
  • “Putting the DLGF Guidelines in Perspective,” Indiana Association of School Business Officials Construction Seminar, 2007
  • “School Property Tax Control Board and the D.L.G.F.,” Indiana Association of School Business Officials Roundtable, 2006
  • “Financing Library Improvement Projects,” Indian State Library Construction Workshop, 2005
  • “School Construction Project Planning, Financing and Approval,” Vilamaa, Umbaugh and Ice Miller seminar, 2005
  • “New Strategies for Winning the Petition-Remonstrance Contest,” Indiana School Boards Association Lawyers Seminar, 2004
  • “The Anatomy of a Refunding,” United States Treasury SLG Conference, 2004
  • “Project Planning,” Indiana Association of School Business Officials School Construction From A to Z Seminar, 2004
  • “School Construction form A to Z,” Indiana Association of School Business Officials Professional Development Seminar, 2004
  • “Financing Your Library Construction Process,” Indiana State Library Construction Workshop, 2003
  • “Constructing and Financing Indiana Schools,” Ice Miller Seminar, 2003
  • “Building and Financing Championship Schools,” Ice Miller Seminar, 2001
  • “Running (and Winning) a Petition/Remonstrance Race,” Greiner Seminar, 2001
  • “Indiana School Construction Finance,” Numerous Presentations to Perspective Superintendents Through Indiana University, Purdue University, Ball State University and Indiana State University Classes
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