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Michael Allen is a partner in the Firm's Public Finance Group. Michael focuses his practice on representative financings, including single and multi-family housing projects, airports, municipal gas utilities, higher education institutions, municipal water utilities, Indiana's State Revolving Fund Program and temporary tax anticipation warrants for political subdivisions.

Additionally, Michael has served as bond counsel for governments and governmental issuers, and underwriter's counsel on a variety of tax-exempt and taxable state and municipal bond issues, including general obligation and revenue bonds, special taxing district bonds, tax increment financings and economic development bonds.

In 2004, Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Indiana University. While attending Indiana University he was selected to participate in the honors-level LAMP (Liberal Arts and Management Program) in cooperation with the Kelley School of Business.

In 2008, he earned his juris doctor from Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Ind.

While in law school, Michael was elected Treasurer of Student Bar Association Executive Board (2006), and was the recipient of the Scholastic Merit Scholarship Award.

Michael joined Ice Miller in October of 2012 and is licensed to practice law in the state of Indiana.
Representative Transactions
  • Regularly serve as Bond counsel for higher education institutions such as Indiana University, Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College
  • Served as Bond Counsel to Princeton Theological Seminary in transaction involving the sale of student housing facilities
  • Regularly serve as Bond Counsel for multifamily housing transactions involving HUD loans, HAP contract, GNMA, FHLMC and FNMA enhancement
  • Served as Bond Counsel for large central Indiana utility service provider in connection with acquisition of new utility assets and issuance of $1.1 billion of bonds
  • Served as Bond Counsel in issuance of pool of solid waste disposal bonds
  • Regularly serve as bond counsel to Indiana's State Revolving Fund program
  • Regularly serve as bond counsel for Indianapolis Airport Authority
Speaking Engagements
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Bond Attorneys Workshop, 2017 (Tax Due Diligence)
  • Council of Development Finance Agencies, Introduction to Bond Finance Course, 2016, 2017
  • The Treasury Institute for Higher Education, Tax-Exempt Bond Compliance Workshop, 2017 (Fundamentals of Compliance, Deep Dive:  Reallocation)
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