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Tyler Kalachnik is a partner in the Firm's Public Finance Group. Tyler has served as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, disclosure counsel and borrower's counsel for both long-term and short-term financings involving the pledge of revenues, taxes or a combination thereof. Tyler also has experience in transactions involving letters of credit, standby bond purchase agreements, interest rate and commodity swaps.

Representative financings include single and multi-family housing projects, airports, municipal gas utilities, prepaid natural gas transactions, municipal water utilities, Indiana's State Revolving Fund Program, solid waste disposal facilities, 501(c)(3) organizations  and temporary loan warrants for political subdivisions and school corporations. Tyler also works in the Municipal Finance Group's rebate calculation practice.

Tyler is a 1999 graduate of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. In 2003, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in business from Indiana University Bloomington. In 2006, he earned his juris doctorate, summa cum laude, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

While in law school, Kalachnik was selected and served as a contracts tutor in the Dean's Tutorial Society, an articles editor for the Indiana Law Review, and was a member of the Committee on Diversity Initiative.

Kalachnik is a regular participant in activities of the National Association of Bond Lawyers through speaking engagements and contributions to the NABL education committee. From 2008 to 2011, Kalachnik served on NABL's Functions and Professional Responsibility subcommittee, which completed a revision of the third edition of The Function and Professional Responsibilities of Bond Counsel. From 2009 to 2011, Kalachnik was the chair of the NABL Associate Network. Kalachnik has served as the Vice Chair and Chair of NABL's Essentials conference, on the steering committee for NABL's Workshop and as a panel chair for NABL's Institute.

Tyler is active in the community as former vice chair of the board of Indiana's Balance of State, Continuum of Care and a member of the Brebeuf Jesuit Alumni Board.  He is the former chair of the board of directors and member of the Director's Council of Joy's House, a charitable organization serving the senior community.

In 2009, Tyler was named an Up and Coming Lawyer by The Indiana Lawyer and was named a "Rising Star" from 2013-2021 by Indiana Super Lawyers. Tyler is rated "AV - Preeminent" by his peers through the Martindale-Hubbell review process and in 2020-2023 was named a "Best Lawyer in America" in Public Finance by U.S. News & World Report. Tyler was named "Lawyer of the Year" in Public Finance by U.S. News & World Report.  Tyler was also recognized in 2020 as a "Rising Star" by The Bond Buyer and is a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel.  

He joined Ice Miller in September of 2006 and is licensed to practice law in the state of Indiana.
Representative Transactions
  • Served as Bond Counsel for $185 million solid waste plastics to fuel facility
  • Served as Bond Counsel for over $1 billion financing involving Midwestern Disaster Bonds
  • Regularly serve as Bond Counsel for multifamily housing transactions involving HUD loans, HAP contracts, GNMA, FHLMC and FNMA enhancement
  • Regularly serve as Bond Counsel and Special Issuer Counsel for single family housing bonds under a variety of structures and indentures
  • 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 Underwriter's Counsel in connection with issuance of over $40 million of hospital bonds for county hospital
  • Served as Bond Counsel for issuance of $1.5 million refunding bonds for 501(c)(3) health care facility
  • Served as Bond Counsel for issuance of $10 million of manufacturing bonds in connection with relocation of an Illinois based company to Indiana
  • Served as Bond Counsel in issuance of pool of solid waste disposal bonds related to dairy farms
  • Regularly serve as bond counsel to Indiana's State Revolving Fund program
  • Regularly serve as bond counsel for Indianapolis Airport Authority.
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  • NABL U, The Workshop, 2010 - 2021 (Single Family Housing, Multifamily Housing, Opportunity Zones, Ethics)
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers Ethics Teleconference, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Council of Development Finance Agencies, Introduction to Bond Finance Course, 2012
  • Developing Indiana Neighborhoods, Introduction to Bond Financing, 2012
  • Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Statewide Conference for Housing and Economic Development, 2012 - 2019
  • NABL 12th Annual Tax and Securities Law Institute
  • Moderator, Multifamily Housing Summit, Real Estate People, 2016
  • Focus On Bond Deals, Affordable Housing Association of Indiana, 2016, 2018
  • Neighborhood Development Association: Details of 4% Bond Transactions, Multifamily Housing Training 2017
  • NABL, 16th Annual Tax and Securities Law Institute
  • NABL, The Essentials, Bank Placements, 2019, 2020
  • LIBOR Phase Out, The Bond Buyer, National Outlook Conference, 2019
  • Replacing LIBOR, The Bond Buyer, Midwest Municipal Market Conference, 2019 
  • Embracing SOFR, The Bond Buyer, National Outlook Conference, 2020
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