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Susan M. Wyngaarden Partner

Sue Wyngaarden Public Finance Attorney
Grand Rapids
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Judy Taunt, 616/336-6680

Public Finance Experience

Susan has extensive experience in the public finance area. She has served as bond counsel to the State of Michigan, its departments and authorities, as well as to many cities, counties, villages, townships, school districts, district libraries, other public authorities and Indian tribes. In addition to serving as bond counsel, Susan has also served as underwriter’s counsel, bank counsel, tax counsel and obligor’s counsel for numerous tax-exempt financings, including governmental obligations and private activity bonds for manufacturing facilities and qualified 501(c)(3)bonds.

Susan also represents both municipal and business clients on matters involving economic development incentives such as tax abatements, Renaissance Zones, brownfield redevelopment and other tax increment financing arrangements, and government grants and loans.


  • Duke University School of Law
    Durham, North Carolina
    J.D., 1983
  • University of Alberta
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    B.A., magna cum laude, 1980


  • The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace Directory (the “Red Book”)
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Women in the Law Spring Business Edition, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law, 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America® since 2003
  • Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV Distinguished™Peer Review Rated

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Michigan Council of School Attorneys
  • Michigan Women in Finance (Board of Directors)
  • State Bar of Michigan: Tax Law Section; Public Corporation Section
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