Utilities

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We provide both financial and general legal services for all of the needs of public utilities, including electric and lighting utilities, and water and sewer utilities, including:

  • Revenue bonds
  • Bond ordinance drafting
  • Bond tax analysis
  • Rebate computation
  • Referendum issues
  • Alternative borrowing strategies
  • Debt service reserve sizing
  • Rating meeting assistance
  • Rate ordinances – Bolt issues
  • Bond covenant compliance issues
  • Utilities services agreements
  • Combining of enterprise funds
  • Investments legal compliance – dealing with losses
  • Michigan treasury qualification issues
  • City charter matters
  • Property ownership

Water & Sewer

Miller Canfield has assisted water and sewer utilities in constructing new water and sewer systems, improving or extending outdated water systems and upgrading waste treatment facilities for decades. We help these utilities with:

  • Analysis and preparation of legal capital funding strategies
  • Development of appropriate ordinance language
  • Federal Tax analysis Tax analysis
  • Bolt Analysis
  • Rating agency meeting assistance
  • Legal opinions on validity and tax exemption