Mark Huddle is a Senior Counsel in the Municipal Finance group at Ice Miller. He regularly acts as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and issuer’s counsel in public finance transactions for public and private issuers in Illinois, including school districts, municipalities, airport authorities and manufacturers. Mark also counsels the Firm's public affairs clients on matters relating to local and state governments including: community relations, public affairs, legislative and administrative proceedings, and strategic public policy development. In addition, he counsels both public and private entities on municipal and state governmental matters, including economic development and tax incentive programs, tax increment financing, MBE / WBE certifications, contract procurement, purchase of municipally owned property, real estate tax abatements, zoning and land use, liquor and medical marijuana licensing, regulatory matters and litigation. Finally, he counsels privately held businesses and not for profit organizations regarding corporate and real estate development matters.
Previously, Mark was a staff assistant for environmental matters and for the “Build Illinois” public works program in the Office of Illinois Governor James R. Thompson. Mark graduated cum laude from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois in 1981 and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois in 1992. Outside the office, Mark is an accomplished painter with a Master’s degree in fine art, a stage actor and sings in a choir. He also has his black belt in karate.