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Biography

Denise is a public finance attorney with more than 21 years of experience serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, trustee counsel, bank or purchaser’s counsel and disclosure counsel in municipal finance transactions.  She is experienced with transactions involving large public and private issuers and the issuance of private activity bonds, as well as general obligation bonds that are payable from taxes and public funds.  Denise has experience with financings for airports, transportation, logistics, solid waste, single and multi-family housing, 501c-3  financings, gas and electric utilities, economic development, manufacturing, general obligation, sewer and water, and tax increment financing.  She is also experienced with derivatives, privatization and public-private partnership (P3) transactions.  Denise also has extensive experience with airport, logistics, financing and leasing and is familiar with FAA airport rules and regulations.  Denise has also worked on general local government issues, including economic development,  tax abatement, annexation, open door and public records issues.

Other Info About Denise

Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Represented an airport in a bond transaction that involved the adoption and implementation of an entirely new Bond Ordinance governing their operations and future debt.

Represented an underwriter on a large state highway financing involving the State’s takeover of a failed P3 transaction.

Represented an airport in a series of financings over eight years for construction of a new terminal.

Education

Law School

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, J.D., 1997

Graduate School

Indiana University, Bloomington, Kelley School of Business, M.B.A., 1997

Undergraduate School

Boise State University, B.B.A., 1994

Bar Membership

Denise is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Indiana

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Rising Star Award, Women in Public Finance, 2009

Graduate, Indianapolis Bar Association, Bar Leader Series

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Indiana Association of Cities and Towns

Central Indiana Women’s Business Council, past Board Member

Women in Public Finance, past National Board Member

Indianapolis Bar Association

Indiana Bar Association

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