Public Finance And Elections


Thrun Law Firm is highly experienced in all areas of public finance and elections. Thrun serves as bond/note counsel on over 85% of the school bonds and state aid notes issued by Michigan school districts on an annual basis. Consequently, we close more bond and note transactions for school districts and other educational institutions than any other bond counsel firm in the State of Michigan. We take a broad-based view of each case, drawing on our decades of experience with Michigan’s finance and election laws to meet our clients’ diverse needs.

Thrun’s finance and election attorneys assist in every aspect of the election process, including advising on campaign finance regulations. Missteps and lack of compliance to the election rules and regulations can unduly influence public opinion and spell disaster for critical bond and millage proposals, so choosing lawyers that are knowledgeable in this complex area of law is critical.

Areas of Expertise

  • Annexations and Consolidations
  • Ballot Drafting, including millage, bond and other proposals
  • Campaign Finance Act Compliance
  • Competitive Bidding
  • Emergency Loan Notes
  • Energy Bonds
  • Energy Loan Notes
  • Equipment Leases and Lease Purchase Agreements
  • Headlee Restoration and Headlee Hedge Proposals
  • Installment Purchase Agreements
  • Intermediate School District Millages, including CTE, Special Education and Regional Enhancement Millages
  • Investment of Funds
  • Lines of Credit
  • Michigan Finance Authority Borrowings
  • Operating Millage Renewals
  • Permitted Use of Bond and Note Proceeds
  • Post-Issuance Compliance
  • Public Recreation Millage
  • Revenue Bonds
  • School Bond Qualification and Loan Program
  • Sinking Fund Millage
  • Special Assessment Bonds
  • State Aid Notes (SAN)
  • State Building Authority Borrowings
  • Tax Anticipation Notes (TAN)
  • Tax Credit Bonds (CREBs, QECBs, etc.)
  • Truth-in-Taxation and Budget Hearings
  • Voted and Non-Voted Bonds, including Capital Improvement Bonds

Contact Us Today

You deserve to have the best team on your side of the issue, and Thrun Law Firm is that team. We offer first rate legal advisory services for public sector clients. Hundreds of districts choose Thrun as their go-to legal team; find out why.

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