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Practice Areas

Public Finance, Education Finance, Higher Education, K-12 Education, Infrastructure, Elections and Campaign Finance Compliance, Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreements, Local Government Restructuring


Several leadership roles in the firm and on nonprofit boards, particularly in the area of public policy, the arts and philanthropy; Detroit Public Finance Lawyer of the Year, 2015 and 2017; American College of Bond Counsel, Fellow; American Bar Foundation, Fellow; was the lead public finance lawyer for the City of Detroit in its Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan; National Association of Bond Lawyers; Michigan Women in Finance; American College of Bond Counsel, Fellow; American Bar Foundation, Fellow


Frequent speaker/author of articles and bulletins on public law topics.


University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 1979; Williams College, B.A. 1975; W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Board of Trustees, 2001-present; Hudson-Webber Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2001-present; Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program, Advisory Board, 2011-present; University of Michigan Youth Policy Lab, Advisory Board, 2017-present