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Ohio Municipal Finance

Ice Miller LLP has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and special counsel to local governments since its founding in 1910.

Our Ohio Municipal Finance Team has served as bond counsel to the state of Ohio and various counties, villages, cities, school districts, port authorities and other political subdivisions located in Ohio. Our Municipal Finance Team has also served as disclosure counsel, underwriter's counsel, borrower's counsel and bank counsel in connection with numerous tax-exempt and taxable financings throughout Ohio.

Over the last decade, Ice Miller’s Municipal Finance Group has served as bond counsel on more than 3,100 issues with a total principal amount of over $55,000,000,000. In 2018, according to Thomson Reuters, Ice Miller ranked fifth in Ohio bond counsel based on principal amount of bonds issued and was the only firm with an Ohio office to rank in the top six Midwest bond counsel based on principal amount of bonds issued (fourth).

Ice Miller has been ranked among national leaders in (i) traditional tax-exempt financings for states, counties, villages, cities, school districts and other political subdivisions; (ii) qualified private activity bonds, including financings for charter schools, higher education, hospitals and senior living facilities; and (iii) tax-exempt and taxable financings for infrastructure, including tax increment and other economic development financings.

Our Ohio Municipal Finance Team is comprised of seven attorneys with 99 years of combined municipal finance experience, including Mike Melliere (28 years), Kip Wahlers (28), Susan Price (17), Matt Miller (16), Ben Kitto (7), Charlie Miller (2) and Shelby Anderson (1). Our Ohio Municipal Finance Team is supported by Ice Miller's Director of Business and Government Strategies Michael B. Coleman, Senior Political Advisor Deborah Pryce, Director of Economic Development Chris Magill and paralegal Robin Baxter.

We dedicate all resources needed to provide our clients with timely, efficient and nationally recognized bond counsel services of the highest quality at reasonable costs. Our goal is to understand our clients' capital and financing needs and to assist them creatively to achieve their financing goals.

 

Representative Experience

  • Not to Exceed $19,900,000 City of Wooster, Ohio Health Care Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2019 (West View Healthy Living Project) – Bond counsel and bank counsel
  • $25,000,000 County of Franklin, Ohio Health Care Facilities Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2019A (Ohio Living Communities) – Bond counsel
  • $15,245,000 Treasurer of the State of Ohio Transportation Project Revenue Bonds (State Transportation Infrastructure GRF Bond Fund) Series 2019-1 (Port of Greater Cincinnati Parking Garage Project) – Bond counsel
  • $19,835,000 Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority Public Infrastructure Revenue Bonds (Tax-Exempt), Series 2019A-1 (Bridge Park D Block Project) – Purchaser's counsel
  • $36,000,000 Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Taxable Lease Revenue Bonds (SOMO Flats Project), Series 2019 – Bond counsel
  • $9,022,720 City of Hamilton, Ohio Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds, Series 2019 (Knollwood Crossing I Project) – Bond counsel
  • $8,704,929 County of Montgomery, Ohio Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds, Series 2019 (Lyons Gate Apartments Project) – Bond counsel
  • $366,020,000 Arizona Industrial Development Authority, Senior Living Revenue Bonds (Great Lakes Senior Living Communities LLC Project), Series 2019 – Bond counsel
  • $300,000,000 State of Ohio General Obligation Bonds (Common Schools), Series 2018A – Bond counsel
  • $8,000,000 Warrensville Heights City School District, Ohio General Obligation (Unlimited Tax) School Improvement Bonds, Series 2018 (Bank Qualified) – Underwriter's counsel
  • $39,000,000 County of Madison, Ohio Health Care Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 (Madison Health Project) – Bond counsel to borrower and borrower's counsel
  • $67,355,000 Economic Development and Finance Alliance of Tuscarawas County Higher Educational Facilities Refunding and Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2015 (Ashland University) – Bond counsel

Professionals

Name Position Phone Email
Michael B. Coleman Partner and Director of Business and Government Strategies 614-462-1094
Ben Kitto Partner 614-462-1056
Michael J. Melliere Partner 614-462-2232
Matthew Miller Partner 614-462-1050
Susan Price Of Counsel 614-462-1106
James M. Snyder Partner 312-726-7127
309-445-6017
Alan G. Starkoff Partner 614-462-4938
Kristopher ("Kip") Wahlers Partner 614-462-1074
Christopher J. Magill Director of Economic Development 614-462-1141
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