James W. Bliss

James W. Bliss

Dickinson Wright PLLC

215 South Washington Square, Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48933

Tel: (517) 371-1730 Fax: (517) 487-4700

Email: jbliss@nulldickinsonwright.com

Url: http://www.dickinsonwright.com

General obligation bonds, Municipal revenue bonds, Assessment and other land-based bonds and tax increment bonds, Exempt organization bonds (including health care, higher education, schools and cultural institutions), Bonds backed by corporate or project revenues, Student loan bonds, Tax credit bonds

B.S., Western Michigan University, 1967 M.A. Western Michigan University, 1970 J.D., cum laude University of Michigan, 1977

Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Bond Lawyers State Bar of Michigan - Public Corporation Law Section Fellow, American College of Bond Counsel


Prominent Assignments

Bond counsel to numerous Michigan issuers of bonds to finance private, non-profit, higher education facilities

Principle drafter of Durant Funding Legislation

Act as bond counsel, underwriters counsel, counsel to credit enhancers, counsel to other purchasers of municipal securities, and counsel to conduit borrowers

Representative Clients

• Michigan Department of Transportation

• Michigan Higher Education Facilities Authority

• Michigan Municipal Bond Authority

• Michigan State Building Authority

• Michigan State Hospital Finance Authority

• Michigan State Housing Development Authority

• State of Michigan

Professional Involvement

•National Association of Bond Lawyers

•State Bar of Michigan

•Public Corporation Section, State Bar of Michigan