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Matthew J. Miller is a partner in Ice Miller’s Public Finance Group. Matt has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel on over 100 financings, including specific experience in the financing and operations of public transportation systems. Matt advises government entities and developers on public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects, including infrastructure investment and project delivery methods, the integration of sustainability solutions in projects, and the applicability of various economic development tools.

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Matt has significant experience with outcome-based financing models and has worked closely with the State Treasurer of Ohio in creating and implementing the ResultsOHIO Program.

Matt is the Co-Chair of the Ice Miller P3/Infrastructure practice group, and the Chair of the Ice Miller Racial Justice Task Force.

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Matt is licensed to practice law in the states of Ohio and Illinois.
Selected Experience
  • $180,030,000 State of Wisconsin General Obligation Refunding Bonds of 2022, Series 2 (Taxable) (Underwriter’s Counsel)
  • $125,775,000 State of Wisconsin General Obligation Refunding Bonds of 2023, Series 1 (Forward Delivery) (Underwriter’s Counsel)
  • $89,210,000 Taxable General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2021A Regional Transportation Authority (Bond Counsel and Disclosure Counsel)
  • $15,955,000 Public Finance Authority Education Revenue Bonds (Casa Esperanza Montessori) Series 2021A and $5,655,000 Public Finance Authority Taxable Education Revenue Bonds (Casa Esperanza Montessori) Series 2021B (Bond Counsel)
  • $18,820,000 Public Finance Authority Education Revenue Bonds (Piedmont Classical High School) Series 2021A and $555,000 Public Finance Authority Taxable Education Revenue Bonds (Piedmont Classical High School) Series 2021B (Bond Counsel)
  • $16,705,000 Capital Trust Agency Educational Facilities Revenue and Revenue Refunding Bonds (St. Johns Classical Academy, Inc. Project), Series 2021A and $510,000 Capital Trust Agency Educational Facilities Revenue and Revenue Refunding Bonds (St. Johns Classical Academy, Inc. Project), Series 2021A (Underwriter’s Counsel)
  • $3,490,000 Community Unit School District Number 3, Saline County, Illinois General Obligation Lease Certificates, Series 2021 (Harrisburg) (Bond Counsel and Disclosure Counsel)
  • $18,700,000 Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority Educational Facilities Revenue Bonds (Liberty Tree Academy Project) Series 2020 (Underwriter’s Counsel)
  • $26,708,703.85 Warrensville Heights City School District, Ohio, General Obligation (Unlimited Tax) School Improvement Refunding Bonds, Series 2020 (Federally Taxable) (Underwriter’s Counsel)
  • $12,950,000 Certificates of Participation, Series 2020 (County Facilities Project) Evidencing Direct Undivided Ownership of Lease Payments with Respect to Municipal Lease Purchase Agreement Issue by Jefferson County, Arkansas (Disclosure Counsel)
  • $37,071,000 School Improvement Bonds, Series 2019A (Tax-Exempt) (Underwriter’s Counsel)
  • $1,990,000 School Improvement Bonds, Series 2019B (Federally Taxable) (Underwriter’s Counsel)
  • $68,475,000 State of Ohio (Treasurer of State) Capital Facilities Lease Appropriation Bonds, Series 2019 (Underwriter’s Counsel)
  • $300,000,000 State of Ohio Common School General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019A (Bond Counsel) 
  • $20,000,000 State of Ohio Third Frontier Research and Development General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019A (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)
  • $19,835,000 Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority Public Infrastructure Revenue Bonds (Tax-Exempt), Series 2019A-1 (Bridge Park D Block Project) (Underwriter's Counsel)
  • $36,000,000 Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Taxable Lease Revenue Bonds (SOMO Flats Project), Series 2019 (Bond Counsel)
Prior to Joining Ice Miller: 
  • $191,205,000 Regional Transportation Authority (IL) General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2017A (Bond Counsel)
  • Aqua Illinois, Inc., $100,000,000 First Mortgage Bonds, Series Y-Series DD (2017) (Bond Counsel)
  • $300,000,000 Chicago O’Hare International Airport Third Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2005C and Series 2005D (2017 Remarketing)
  • $1,303,145,000 State of Illinois General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series of October 2016 (Underwriter's Counsel)
  • $1,947,380,000 Chicago O’Hare International Airport Senior Lien Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015A and Series 2015B, and Chicago O’Hare International Airport Senior Lien Revenue Bonds, Series 2015C and Series 2015D (Underwriter's Counsel)
  • $400,000,000 Illinois State Toll Highway Authority Toll Highway Senior Revenue Bonds, 2015 Series A (Underwriter's Counsel)
  • $111,725,000 City of Chicago Sales Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2002, Reoffering Conversion to Fixed Rate (2015) (Bond Counsel)
Speaking Engagements
  • "Building Inclusion from the Ground Up" Panelist at the 2021 P3C Government Conference (Dec. 7, 2021)
  • "Trends in Sustainability for Infrastructure Projects" Panel Moderator at the 2021 P3 Conference (Sept. 15, 2021)
  • "P3 Water Summit Conference – Financing Conservation Agriculture to Improve Downstream Water Quality" (Apr 22, 2021)
  • "Ethics & Professionalism for Tax Professionals: Leveling the Playing Field … Identifying and Understanding Institutional Bias" at the virtual 30th Annual Ohio Business Tax Conference (Jan 21, 2021)
  • "P3s: Public Private Partnerships" Co-Presenter on Litera TV (Oct. 15, 2020)
  • "Creating Opportunities and Positive Economic Impact through Infrastructure and Inclusion" at the Convention Sports and Entertainment Facilities Conference hosted by the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure’s (AIAI) (Aug. 13, 2020)
  • "South Suburban Economic Development Incentives" at South Suburban College in South Holland, IL (Mar. 5, 2020)
  • “Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Social Impact Investment” at “The P3 Government Conference” in Washington, DC (Dec. 3, 2019)
  • “Public Private Partnerships” at the Ohio Municipal League/Municipal Finance Officers Association 2019 Annual Conference in Columbus, OH (Oct. 23, 2019)
  • "Debt Issuance Sale Options - Which is Best for Your Jurisdiction?" at the Ohio GFOA 32nd Annual Conference and Membership Meeting in Columbus, OH (Sept. 20, 2019)
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