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Dickinson Wright PLLC Ranked #1 Bond Counsel in Michigan & Fourth in the Midwest by The Bond Buyer

Tuesday, March 31, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Contact:           Kelly Durso

                        Public Relations Manager

                        Dickinson Wright PLLC

                        500 Woodward Avenue, Suite 4000

                        Detroit, MI

Phone:             313-223-3085

Email:              kdurso@dickinsonwright.com

Dickinson Wright PLLC Ranked as #1 Bond Counsel in Michigan & Fourth in the Midwest by The Bond Buyer 

DETROIT, Mich., March 31, 2015 – Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked the #1 Bond Counsel in Michigan and #4 in the Midwest Region in dollar volume for municipal bonds issued in calendar year 2014, for which the Firm served as bond counsel. The results were announced in The Bond Buyer, a nationally recognized publication in the municipal finance arena.

“It is quite an honor for our municipal law and finance practice group to achieve those rankings,” says Paul Wyzgoski, head of the group. “Our lawyers were involved last year in a number of traditional and challenging innovative financings for a wide variety of State and local clients, and the rankings reflect the trust and confidence our clients have in us.”

Dickinson Wright was credited with $3 billion of the Midwest Region’s financings serving as bond counsel for 2014, according to Thomson Reuters. Financings included Detroit Water and Sewer refundings, the Detroit general obligation bond settlement, the Exit financing and the Detroit Public Lighting Authority project bonds that were issued through the Michigan Finance Authority. In addition, the Firm served as bond counsel to the City of Holland for a large gas fired generating station and served as bond counsel to the Michigan Strategic Fund for the Arena project for the Detroit Red Wings.

Dickinson Wright’s Municipal Law and Finance Practice is comprised of over 19 lawyers who are highly experienced with a national reputation for excellence. Our lawyers have served as bond counsel in virtually every type of public financing transaction. Dickinson Wright serves as bond counsel to the State of Michigan, its agencies, and many local units of government. Our lawyers also act as underwriter’s counsel, trustee’s counsel, counsel to credit enhancement providers, counsel to purchasers of municipal bonds and borrower’s counsel in connection with all types of tax-exempt and tax-credit bond financings. To learn more about our practice, please visit us at http://www.dickinson-wright.com/practice-areas/municipal-law--finance-services.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 380 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has thirteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and six other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.


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