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David Perry is of counsel in the Public Finance Group. David regularly serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and disclosure counsel for various municipalities, public issuers and authorities, nonprofit corporations and investment banking institutions. He represents issuer, underwriter and private sponsor clients in complex and innovative tax-exempt and revenue financings including long- and short-term obligations with fixed, variable and multimodal interest rate structures; refundings; tender options; public-private partnerships; certificates of participation; and special assessments.

David advises developers and local governments on economic development options including the implementation of new community authorities, community reinvestment areas, enterprise zones, development corporations, tax increment financings, new markets tax credit program and qualified energy project tax exemptions.

David began his legal career as an attorney at two nationally recognized law firms where he earned extensive public finance and economic development experience. Past clients have included hospital systems, airports, private developers, municipalities, wastewater treatment agencies and state redevelopment agencies. He has advised on the issuance of billions of dollars in tax-exempt and revenue-backed debt transactions for both national and international clients.

In addition to his public finance practice, David has worked as an advocate to further the civil rights of people living with disabilities. Prior to joining Ice Miller, David  worked with Disability Rights Ohio where he assisted clients in gaining access to federal, state, and local resources to promote greater integration into the community. His advocacy included representing clients in legal and administrative hearings and advising them on a variety of civil rights’ issues including access to government services, parental rights, housing, medical services, public access, and employment.
Published In
  • Updated and revised International Taxation: Corporate and Individual treatise.
  • Revised addendum to Scientific Evidence in the Law: Standards, Statistics and Research Issues casebook series.
  • Revised State and Local Government in the Federal System casebook with developments in reapportionment and voting rights’ issues in local elections.
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