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William J. Danhof

Lansing Resident Director




University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1974

Michigan State University, B.A. 1971

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

With more than 39 years of work in municipal finance, William J. Danhof has been involved with every type of bond issue imaginable, from sewer and water bonds to hospital and housing bonds.

He was the principal drafter of the bond issuance provisions in the Michigan Strategic Fund and Michigan Shared Credit Rating legislation and was also instrumental in drafting numerous amendments to other state bonding statutes. Bill serves as bond counsel for the state of Michigan and for many colleges, cities, townships, school districts and counties and private companies.


Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Leader in the Law, 2017

Best Lawyers in America
2014 Lansing Public Finance Lawyer of the Year
2013 Lansing Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year
2009 Lansing Banking Lawyer of the Year
Banking Law, Public Finance Law 2003-2014; Banking and Finance Law 2016

Michigan Super Lawyers, Bonds/Government Finance 2006-present

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan, Client Protection Fund Committee Member

Michigan Supreme Court, Attorney Discipline Board, Chair

Ingham County Bar Association

Federalists Society, Michigan Chapter, Lawyers' Division

Government Finance Officers' Association

American College of Bond Counsel, Founding Member; President, 2003; Vice President, 2002

National Association of Bond Lawyers

American Bar Association Foundation, Fellow

Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

United States Holocaust Memorial Council, April 16, 2004-January 15, 2009, (Governing body of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum), Appointed by President George W. Bush
Executive Committee, 2006-2012
Audit Committee chair, 2007-2012

Walnut Hills Country Club


Speaker at state treasurer's conference, Michigan Township Association, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Michigan Association of County Road Commission, Michigan Municipal League, and Midwest Bond Buyer Conference