- Public Finance
- Cash Flow and Working Capital
- Education Finance
- Governmental Facilities and Equipment
- Higher Education
- Hospitals and Other Nonprofits
University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D. 2004
University of Kentucky, M.P.A. 2001
University of Richmond, B.A. 1999
Bond Counsel to the State of Michigan and various State of Michigan authorities including the State Building Authority and Michigan Finance Authority, Ian works extensively on the School Aid Note Program, Clean Water Revolving Fund Loan Program, Drinking Water Revolving Fund Loan Program, and Local Government Loan Program.
Additionally, Ian advises local governments issuing debt obligations to meet their capital acquisition needs and routinely represents underwriters, banks, leasing companies and other institutions purchasing municipal debt obligations.
He also has experience assisting private sector clients, such as non-profits, healthcare organizations and manufacturers pursuing tax-exempt conduit financings, allowing these organizations to take advantage of tax-exempt interest rates at typically a much lower cost than conventional methods of financing.
Prior to joining Miller Canfield, Ian spent ten years assisting public finance clients for law firms in his native Kentucky.
$665,150,000 State Building Authority 2016 Revenue and Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series I (Facilities Program)
$424,610,000 Michigan Finance Authority State Aid Revenue Notes, Series 2016C
$100,000,000 Michigan Finance Authority Clean Water Revolving Fund Revenue Bond Anticipation Note, Series 2016A
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Next Generation Leader Award
National Association of Bond Lawyers
State Bar of Michigan
Kentucky Bar Association
Civic, Cultural & Social Activities
Rotary Club of Grand Rapids, Michigan
University of Kentucky, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration Alumni Board
Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
Leadership Kentucky, 2013
Leadership Northern Kentucky, 2007
Michigan Board of Nursing Home Administrators
"The Latest on Municipal Securities: What Issuers and Auditors Need to Know," Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference, Michigan Association of CPAs, Lansing, Michigan, Dec. 6, 2016
"The State of Bond Financing and the Capital Markets in Michigan," Council of Development Finance Agencies, Michigan Conference, Oct. 6, 2016
"Innovative Development with Public Private Partnerships (P3)," Council of Development Finance Agencies, Michigan Conference, Oct. 6, 2016
“A Summary of the SEC’s Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative and a Discussion of Continuing Disclosure Obligations,” Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys, 2015 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting.
"Basics of Municipal Bonds, Arbitrage & Compliance," Kentucky Society of CPAs, 2012
"Morgan County's Road Back," County Line (Kentucky Association of Counties), 2012
"A Summary of Kentucky v. Davis," Association for Governmental Leasing and Finance Fall Conference, 2007