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#1 Among Michigan Bond Counsel Firms
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We're proud to once again be ranked first among Michigan bond counsel law firms in the annual Bond Counsel Rankings published by Refinitiv. We also ranked first in the Mideast region and 18th in the U.S. - the only Michigan firm in the top 50. With over 25 attorneys, our Public Finance Group is the largest group of dedicated municipal finance attorneys in Michigan.

Some highlights of Miller Canfield’s work in 2019 include:

  • Serving as bond counsel on more than 140 bond issues for local government issuers in 2019 totaling over $2.187 billion, including certain private placement issues and issues sold to USDA Rural Development and the Michigan Finance Authority's revolving fund loan programs, which are not all taken into account in the Refinitiv rankings
  • Serving as bond counsel to the Michigan Finance Authority, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Michigan Strategic Fund and State Building Authority on various refunding and new money financings totaling over $1.331 billion, including hospital revenue and refunding bonds for Henry Ford Health System, Bronson Healthcare Group and Munson Healthcare Group
  • Serving as bond counsel to six public universities in Michigan in connection with various refunding and new money financings totaling $1.231 billion
  • Assisting school districts throughout Michigan as bond counsel on 39 school finance transactions totaling over $901 million
  • Serving as bond counsel to the City of Chicago, Cook County and other Illinois local government and school issuers on 18 transactions totaling over $897 million
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