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Public Finance Attorney

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.

For more information, please contact Sue Wyngaarden at 616/336-6563 or


Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America® since 2003

Best Lawyers in America®, Women in the Law Spring Business Edition, Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law, 2017

Leading Lawyers, Public Finance Law

Martindale-Hubbell® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated

Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2006

Professional Affiliations

Michigan Council of School Attorneys

Michigan Women in Finance, past president and member of Board of Directors, 2005 - 2010

National Association of Bond Lawyers

State Bar of Michigan: Taxation Section; Public Corporation Section

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Duke University School of Law
Durham, North Carolina
J.D., 1983

University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
B.A., magna cum laude, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
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