Yates, Thomas V.
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Education

Harvard University

B.A., 1968

Albert-Ludwig-Universitat, Freiburg i. Br., Germany

Dr. Phil, 1975

University of Michigan Law School

J.D., 1978
  • Michigan Law Review

Bar Admission

Michigan

1986

Thomas V. Yates

Member

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)

Languages

  • German