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Jeff Lewis' primary practice concentrations are in tax-exempt finance and municipal securities law, with a focus on transactions for colleges, universities, museums and other educational, cultural or charitable institutions. Jeff is a leader of the Firm's College and University practice.

Jeff also focuses on public-private partnerships on behalf of governmental entities and leads Ice Miller's P3 practice group development. Jeff was a member of the team of Ice Miller lawyers representing the Indiana Finance Authority in its bi-state development of the $2.5 billion Ohio River Bridges Project with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This project included P3 agreements for the development of the East End Crossing improvements and for the toll systems provider for the bridges. Jeff had particular responsibility for development of tolling procedures and agreements, the operation of the joint board for the bridges, and bi-state negotiations.

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Jeff is a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel and a Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.

He has been a regular panelist on a variety of topics at national seminars of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, as well as a speaker at the President's Institute of the Counsel of Independent Colleges. He has also been a presenter for the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Treasury Institute for Higher Education, the Tax Institute For Colleges and Universities (TIFCU), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (Case V), the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and the Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO).

Jeff has written various articles which can be found on the Ice Miller Web site, focusing on 1st Amendment and church/state issues in tax-exempt finance, tax-exempt financing and resource allocation tools for non profits.

Jeff is a native of Carmi, Ill., and received his Bachelor of Arts in religion and political science from DePauw University where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated, with high distinction, in 1974. He is a 1979 graduate of both the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the University of Illinois College of Law, where he graduated cum laude. Lewis joined Ice Miller in 1979. He is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana.
Speaking Engagements
  • Presented on "Rules and Regulations for Private Business Use" at the 2015 Treasury Institute for Higher Education Tax-Exempt Bond Compliance Workshop in Orlando, Florida on December 8, 2015
  • Presented on "Addressing Opportunities and Challenges in Public-Private Partnership" in a live webcast with The Knowledge Group on October 25, 2017
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