Michele L. Bax

Partner

baxm@ballardspahr.com
Tel 602.798.5483
Fax 602.798.5595
Phoenix

Michele L. Bax represents cities, counties, and towns; development authorities; school districts; and other special issuers in all areas of public finance. She serves as counsel for bonds, notes, special taxes, underwriters, issuers, and trustees in connection with revenue and tax-exempt general obligation bonds.

Michele represents clients such as educational and health care institutions, municipalities, and financial institutions throughout Arizona and the Southwest. She acts as underwriters' and bond counsel for charter school financings. Michele also represents banks in the purchase of both taxable and tax-exempt bonds.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona

National Association of Bond Lawyers

Arizona Women Lawyers Association - Past Member, Steering Committee; Past Co-Chair, Anniversary Funds Committee

Recognition & Accomplishments

Recognized as one of "Forty Under 40" by Phoenix Business Journal, 2011

The Best Lawyers in America, public finance law, 2018 

Publications

Co-author, "Getting Help with ADR," Business Law Today, 2001

Community Activities

The Associates Club - past member

Florence Crittenton of Arizona Teaming Up For Kids, committee member - past member

Valley of the Sun 20/30 Club - past member

Board Memberships

Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis Alumni Association - Member, Board of Directors, and Faculty Grants Committee

Valley Youth Theatre, a nonprofit and award-winning children's theatre in Phoenix - past board member

Annunciation Catholic School - Member, Advisory Board (Vice Chair), Parents Caring for Home and School Association (President), Steering Committee, Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee

The Indiana University, Indianapolis Robert H. McKinney School of Law (J.D. 2001, magna cum laude)
Member, Indiana Law Review; Dean's Advisory Board; Dean's Tutorial Society

Butler University (B.S. 1998, cum laude)

Arizona