The Firm's Corporate Services and Public Law Practice Group is renowned for its success in the areas of public law, public finance and corporate law practice and provides comprehensive counsel and support to business entities of all sizes.  The group help clients reduce risk and maximize business opportunities by maintaining a sharp focus on a broad range of corporate legal strategies and issues concerning corporate finance, entertainment, media and sports, public finance, tax, biotechnology and life science, bankruptcy and nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations.  

Our lawyers have decades of experience bringing our clients’ interests to bear upon executive, legislative and regulatory decision making. We frequently represent local governments, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and trade associations on their critical government policy and related matters.  

Some of the legal matters handled by our Corporate Services and Public Law group include:

  • Bond counsel
  • Underwriter's counsel
  • Disclosure counsel
  • Local counsel
  • Derivatives counsel
  • Corporate transactions
  • Corporate finance
  • Public Finance and Municipal Bonds
  • Pension obligation bonds and other post-employment benefit bonds
  • Municipal workouts; distressed communities
  • Municipal consolidation
  • Joint ventures
  • Private equity investment counsel
  • General corporate and organizational matters
  • Corporate governance
  • Commercial loan transactions
  • Acquisitions
  • Securities
  • Letters of credit and bond insurance
  • Lease financing
  • General counsel to public corporations and authorities
  • Act 4 of 2011 (State of Michigan)
  • Multi and Single Family Housing Finance
  • Education
  • Transportation