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Underwriter's Counsel

Ice Miller attorneys regularly serve as underwriter's counsel on a wide variety of public finance transactions, including fixed and variable rate deals of varying complexity for borrowers of all credits. 

We work on tax increment finance, public infrastructure, school and economic development bond projects, among others, as underwriter's counsel.  The Firm has recently filled this role in financings for borrowers in various industries:

  • Colleges & Universities (Private)
  • Healthcare – Hospitals
  • Healthcare – Senior Living Facilities
  • Independent & Charter Schools
  • Museums, Cultural and Recreational Organizations
  • Other Nonprofit Organizations

We protect and serve our underwriter clients from the beginning of every transaction through closing.  Our services include:=

  • Offering Document Drafting
  • Due Diligence Review
  • Negotiation and Drafting of Bond Purchase/Placement Agreements
  • Securities & Disclosure, Including Issuer/Borrower Continuing Disclosure Compliance
  • Working Collaboratively with Working Group Professional to Optimize Deal Structure

Representative Experience

  • Counsel to Barclays Capital for $226,000,000 tax-exempt 2013 bond issue for OhioHealth Corporation (Ohio healthcare system).
  • Counsel to B.C. Ziegler and Company for $21,620,000 tax-exempt 2013 bond issue for Kendal at Oberlin (Ohio continuing care retirement community).
  • Counsel to BB&T Securities for tax-exempt bond transactions for charter schools in several states.
  • Counsel to Lancaster Pollard & Co. for $53,750,000 tax-exempt 2012 bond issue for Wood County Hospital (Ohio).
  • $94,490,000 The Trustees of Indiana University Indiana University Consolidated Revenue Bonds, Series 2012A – Underwriter's Counsel
  • Underwriter's counsel for $100,000,000 taxable commercial paper program in 2013 for Ohio nonprofit healthcare system.
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