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Eric McGlothlin

Eric McGlothlin is an experienced public finance attorney in Michigan and Arizona. As bond counsel, he advises municipalities, schools and other governmental entities on the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable debt to finance all types of long and short-term capital needs. He helps his clients find the right legal structure, authorize financings and comply with federal and state tax and securities laws. Eric is instrumental as underwriter’s counsel, where he guides underwriters through disclosure and related federal securities law matters, assists with due diligence, drafts bond purchase agreements and offering documents, and reviews transaction documentation to ensure the proper protections are in place for his clients.

Eric also has extensive experience advising municipal government and schools on all practical and legal matters affecting daily municipal operations including open meetings and public records, procurement law, elections, including millage, levy and other ballot proposals, and utility matters.

Education & Credentials


University of Michigan

B.A., Economics, B.A, Psychology, 2002

Georgetown University Law Center

J.D., 2008

Bar Admission

  • Arizona
  • Michigan


  • Southwest Super Lawyers®
    • "Rising Star," Government Finance Law, 2013-2021
  • Michigan Super Lawyers®
    • "Rising Star," Government Finance Law, 2013, 2017-2020
  • DBusiness Magazine
    • "Top Lawyer,"
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Public Finance Law, 2024

Prominent Assignments

  • Bond Counsel to home rule city issuing water and sewer revenue bonds for improvements to distribution and disposal systems
  • Bond Counsel to municipalities issuing general obligation bonds (unlimited tax and limited tax) for capital improvements to buildings and other facilities
  • Bond Counsel to community college issuing general obligation bonds for classroom and other college facilities
  • Bond Counsel to municipality issuing special assessment debt for road and other infrastructure improvements
  • Bond Counsel to school district issuing tax-advantaged bonds to build school facilities, including classrooms, athletic facilities and energy conservation improvements
  • Bond Counsel to municipalities refunding outstanding debt
  • Underwriters’ Counsel to investment bank underwriting issue of water and sewer revenue bonds for regional water pipeline project
  • Underwriter’s Counsel for numerous general obligation and revenue bond issues

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Michigan Government Finance Officers Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • Esperança, Inc. (board member, 2008-2014; chair, Programs Committee; member, Internal Affairs Committee, 2011-2012; board president, 2013-2014)


  • Presenter, “SEC Municipal Enforcement,” Serving the Public Lawyer, Phoenix, Arizona, February 2017
  • Presenter, “Enforcing Continuing Disclosure Compliance,” Michigan Community College Business Officers Association Fall Workshop, November 2016
  • Panelist, "Ethics: Risk – The Game of Reduction of Professional Exposure, Loss Prevention, and Bond Counsel Liability," National Association of Bond Lawyers Bond Attorneys’ Workshop, 2015 - 2017
  • Contributor, Federal Securities Laws of Municipal Bonds, 5th Ed. 2013, 6th Ed. 2014, and 7th Ed. 2017
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