Thomas Vance Yates

Thomas Vance Yates

Dickinson Wright PLLC

38525 Woodward Avenue, Suite 2000
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304-2970

Tel: (248) 433-7243 Fax: (248) 433-7274

Email: tyates@nulldickinsonwright.com

Url: http://www.dickinsonwright.com

Specialties:
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, Multifamily housing bonds, Single-family housing bonds, Student loan bonds, Tax planning, Post-issuance tax compliance, Tax credit bonds

Education:
B.A., Harvard University, 1968 Dr.Phil., Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg i. Br., Germany J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1978

Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Bond Lawyers, Director 2004-2005 American College of Bond Counsel Michigan Bar Association Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

Biography:

 

 

Prominent Assignments

Counsel to City of Detroit Downtown Development in connection with the development of Comerica Park and Ford Field.

Bond counsel to Michigan State Housing Development Authority in connection with over $5 billion of single-family and multi-family housing revenue bond issues.

Bond counsel to County of Kent in connection with airport revenue bonds for Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Bond counsel to numerous Michigan issuers of bonds to finance sewer and water systems.

Bond counsel to numerous Michigan county drain commissioners to finance storm water/drainage systems.

Bond counsel to numerous Michigan cities, villages and townships in connection with issuance of general obligation, special assessment and revenue bonds.

Bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and purchaser’s counsel for numerous industrial development bonds.

Bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and borrower’s counsel in connection with bonds issued to finance publicly- and privately-owned solid waste disposal facilities.
Representative Clients

    City of Flint Hospital Building Authority
    Michigan Public Power Agency
    Michigan Higher Education Facilities Authority
    Michigan Municipal Bond Authority
    Michigan State Building Authority
    Michigan State Housing Development Authority
    Michigan State Hospital Finance Authority
    Michigan Strategic Fund
    State of Michigan
    Western Townships Utilities Authority

Professional Involvement

    National Association of Bond Lawyers, Director 2004-2005, Chair of 2005 Bond Attorneys' Workshop
    American College of Bond Counsel
    State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

    Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra (Double Bass)