Ice Miller provides bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, disclosure counsel and issuer's counsel representations with regard to a myriad of obligations issued by cities, towns and villages. 

Ice Miller has approved the majority of Indiana bond issues for municipalities for decades, has developed an extensive practice with municipalities in Illinois and is gradually building its' practice in Ohio.  Ice Miller works with cities, towns and villages and their local attorneys and elected officials on every variety of financing available.  Ice Miller has served as Special Counsel to the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns since the 1980s.  Ice Miller attorneys also serve on the board of directors of that organization and as president of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Foundation.

The Firm's lawyers work with municipalities in many other areas, including employee benefits, environmental law, litigation and a number of other disciplines. Because of Ice Miller's long standing commitment to working with public and government clients, the Firm has dozens of lawyers who work with municipalities in many capacities.

Representative Experience

  • $8,540,000 City of Jeffersonville, IN; Sewage Works Refunding Revenue Bonds – Bond Counsel
  • $13,500,000 Village of Franklin Park, IL; General Obligation Limited Tax Debt Certificates – Underwriter's Counsel
  • $6,000,000 City of Washington, IN; Waterworks Bond Anticipation Notes – Bond Counsel
  • $12,995,000 City of Noblesville, IN; Sewage Works Revenue and Refunding Bonds – Bond Counsel
  • $9,015,000 City of Carbondale, IL; General Obligation Refunding Bonds – Disclosure Counsel


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Name Position Phone Email
Karen E. Arland Of Counsel 317-236-2244
Michael B. Coleman Director of Business and Government Strategies 614-462-1094
Thomas ("Buddy") K. Downs Partner 317-236-2339
Mark Huddle Senior Counsel 312-726-7146
Heather R. James Partner 317-236-2199
Lisa A. Lee Partner 317-236-2268
James M. Snyder Partner 312-726-7127
Steven Washington Partner 312-726-7142
Patricia (Pattie) A. Zelmer Partner 317-236-2487
Kathleen Thomas Practice Group Specialist 312-726-7159
Michael Reese Director of Public Advocacy & Business Development 614-462-2309
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