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Ann D. Fillingham

Dykema Gossett PLLC

201 Townsend St., Suite 900

Lansing, MI 48933
afillingham@dykema.com Tel - (517) 374-9146

Professional Affiliates

  • American College of Bond Counsel, Regular Fellow
  • Citizens Research Council
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers Board Member
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, Past Chair of the Annual Bond Attorneys’ Workshop
  • Government Finance Officers Association

Education

  • University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude
  • Michigan State University, B.A., with high honors

Biography

Ann Fillingham’s name does not appear on buildings, roads, schools, or parks. She doesn’t personally deliver the essential services that people expect from state and local governments. But across the State of Michigan, there are countless projects, programs, and facilities that likely would not exist but for Ann’s innovative and committed lawyering on matters related to public, structured, and infrastructure finance.

With a practice that also includes substantial transactions work for underwriters and financial institutions, Ann has earned a reputation for her creative financing solutions for governmental entities that consistently try to do more with less.

Director of the firm’s regulated industries practice, she brings a wealth of experience to her work with public sector clients who value her sound counsel, consensus-building acumen, and understanding of their unique pressures and priorities. Ann’s hard work and inventive approach have led to many first-of-their-kind financing arrangements that have facilitated infrastructure projects from Marquette to Detroit.

In the public finance area, Ann serves as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel to numerous state and local issuers. She serves as an integral part of many of her client’s most important financial restructurings and has worked extensively with the State of Michigan and its various departments and authorities on both taxable and tax-exempt issues.

Additionally, Ann has served as bond counsel or underwriter’s counsel on many county, municipal, school, and local authority bond issues and many conduit transactions for acute care and continuing care facilities and economic development projects.

Ann works extensively with financial institutions in her corporate and finance practice, structuring and documenting both taxable letter of credit enhanced debt offerings and commercial finance transactions. Her work includes transactions negotiation and documentation, commercial lending, and federal and state regulatory compliance work for lending institutions.