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Katrina Desmond Named in Lawyers Weekly’s Influential Women of Law

August 7, 2023

Miller Canfield’s Katrina Desmond has been recognized in Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s Class of 2023 “Influential Women of Law.” The annual award honors women lawyers and judges for their outstanding work, commitment to their communities and service to the profession.

Desmond is a principal attorney in Miller Canfield’s Public Finance Group as well as a Certified Public Accountant. She is one of approximately 150 attorneys nationwide who work extensively in the area of law dealing with Internal Revenue Code Section 103.

Desmond works with all different types of issuers of tax-exempt municipal debt, including State and local governments, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals and a variety of other 501(c)(3) entities.  By helping these entities access the tax-exempt market, they can borrow at lower, subsidized interest rates, and complete important infrastructure projects that may have not been possible if their cost of debt were higher. 

Desmond has worked on some of the largest and most impactful transactions in Michigan, including all major transactions related to the City of Detroit bankruptcy and restructuring, which have to date involved over $1 billion of bonds. She continues to work with the city to ensure that proper accounting procedures are in place to comply with federal tax rules.

Her other notable work includes:

Influential Women of Law honorees will be recognized at an awards program on Sept. 22, 2023, in Troy, Michigan.

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