Robert L Schwartz

Robert L. Schwartz

Retired Member
Robert L. Schwartz, a Member at Dickinson Wright, focuses his practice on public and corporate finance and securities, including bond counsel, underwriter's counsel and (in private bond and conventional corporate financing transactions) borrower's and bank's counsel. He is recognized as one of the leading public finance attorneys in the State of Michigan, and has been involved in public finance transactions for over 40 years. He is also recognized as an expert with respect to federal tax aspects of municipal bonds. His clients have included a variety of Michigan municipalities and authorities, State agencies, investment banks, banks, and bond insurers in both public and private activity financings. In public finance, he has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America and to SuperLawyers as well as DBusiness Top Lawyers and Leading Lawyers by his peers, and is well-known and respected by all of the major participants in Michigan public finance transactions.

Education & Credentials


Johns Hopkins University

B.A., 1969

Wayne State University Law School

J.D., 1972
  • cum laude

New York University

LL.M., 1973

Bar Admission

  • Michigan


  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Public Finance Law, 2007-2021
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Government Finance, 2006-2008
  • DBusiness Magazine
    • "Top Lawyers," Securities Law

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers


  • U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
  • U.S. Tax Court
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