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Jeffrey M. McHugh

Senior Counsel
Certified Public Accountant




University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1980

Ohio State University, B.S., 1977

Bar Admissions

Jeffrey McHugh has been responsible for the federal tax opinions on tax-exempt obligations rendered by Miller Canfield since 1984, including issues for city, county and state issuers. He has significant expertise in representing issuers of municipal obligations with respect to IRS audits and in the development of arbitrage compliance systems, and has acted as Special Tax Counsel on several occasions for the State of Michigan and other issuers.

Representative Matters


Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law, 2007-present; Detroit Public Finance Lawyer of the Year, 2013 & 2020

Michigan Super Lawyers

DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Public Finance & Tax Law

Professional Activities

State Bar of Michigan

National Association of Bond Lawyers, Board of Directors; General Tax Matters Committee, Chair; Board Liaison; Member, various task forces

Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel, Board of Directors, two terms

American Bar Association, Tax-exempt Finance Committee Member


National Association of Bond Lawyers on alternative sanctions, arbitrage, advanced and immediate refundings, solid waste disposal bonds, mortgage subsidy bonds, low-income housing bonds, arbitrage rebate, IRS enforcement, and long-term working capital, etc.

Tax-exempt Reimbursement, Michigan State Hospital Finance Authority

Low-income housing bonds, National Association of Housing Agencies

Arbitrage rebate, original issue discount, imputed interest, and other tax matters relating to financial transactions, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

State of the Law in Federal Taxation, Michigan State Bar Association


Editor, "Federal Taxation of Municipal Bonds," Prentice Hall/National Association of Bond Lawyers; Editor-in-Chief

Published articles in Michigan Bar Journal