Shifman & Carlson, P.C. is qualified and experienced to advise and represent clients in matters relating to municipal and school finance. We have achieved national recognition as bond counsel, and we have acted as note counsel on numerous and various matters that involve borrowing by cities, school districts, and public school academies. These types of borrowing matters have included unlimited tax general obligation bonds, qualified school bonds, revenue bonds, state school aid, anticipation notes, as well as other types of cash flow borrowing. Our Farmington Hills attorneys have worked successfully with the Michigan Finance Authority and its predecessors and the Michigan Department of Treasury, and can assist with required filings with the MSRB's Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) system and with the Michigan Department of Treasury's Municipal Finance Qualifying Statement. The firm has successfully helped clients with municipal and school finance since it was founded in 1963.
Bond issuances are an effective means to provide alternative funding and costs savings for governmental entities. Cites and public agencies may need to borrow money to accomplish their objectives and meet their financial needs. For instance, school districts may require funds for building repairs, facility upgrades, new construction, cost overruns, or implementation of special programs. Gaining access to government funds requires knowledge of the procedures and the ability to achieve favorable results. It is essential that your municipality, school or governmental authority has experienced counsel to guide you through this process.
The firm has over 100 year of combined legal and professional experience including municipal law and school-related legal issues. John Carlson has been AV rated for over 20 years and Burt Shifman has been AV rated for over 30 years. We work closely with our clients and help them accomplish the best possible results when resolving their legal issues. Paying close personal attention to client matters is important to the firm and can make a different in the outcome. We have the ability to handle simple or complex cases and we litigate cases when necessary.
Shifman & Carlson, P.C. can assist with municipal and school finance matters. Call for more information.
Serving MI Since 1963 – 100+ Years of Combined Experience
Top Rating For Ethics & Legal Ability (AV® Rating)
Selected for Inclusion in DBusiness Top Lawyers
Representing Individuals, Businesses, Municipalities & Schools
Two Office Locations: Farmington Hills & Grand Rapids