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Harold W. Bulger Jr.

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Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 1981

University of Michigan, M.B.A.

Michigan State University, M.S., B.S 1972

Bar Admissions

Harold W. Bulger’s primary expertise is helping municipalities secure the financing they need for infrastructure projects such as water, sewer and street improvements with an emphasis is in municipal economic development, brownfield redevelopment and tax increment financing. 

Harold can also assist cultural and educational institutions obtain the loans they need to improve buildings, facilities and equipment. Harold has significant experience in representing issuers and underwriters in financing federally guaranteed and alternative state higher education student loan programs.

Harold has extensive experience in assisting financially distressed cities and school districts with short-term cash flow borrowings secured by anticipated taxes and revenues and long-term fiscal stabilization bond programs to solve fiscal structural imbalances. He also is actively involved with firm efforts to increase its representation of multiculturally diverse individuals and businesses.

Representative Matters

Harold helped a community win a five-year battle to switch from well water to a municipal-wide system of piped-in drinking water. Although the wells were running dry and the water barely met quality standards, some residents vehemently opposed the project and did everything they could to maintain the status quo through court challenges and attempts to recall the elected officials who supported it. Harold and his team helped the community weather the political firestorm and ultimately issue the bonds to finance the project.

Honors

Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law 2007-present

DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Public Finance 2011-present

Michigan Chronicle, Men of Excellence for 2012

Michigan Super Lawyers, Bonds/Government Finance 2012-present

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan since 1981

Wolverine Bar Association

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

National Association of Securities Professionals

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

NAACP, Lifetime Member

School District of the City of Detroit, Schools of Choice Barbour Middle Magnet School Math Tutor

Michigan State University, Former Team Leader

Residential Care Alternatives, Former Trustee

Detroit Summer Finance Institute, Trustee