Michele Bax

Michele L. Bax


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.


Representative Matters

  • Served as bond counsel or special counsel in connection with City of Tucson Certificates of Participation, Series 2021 A and Series 2020 (Refunding Taxable Series)
  • Served as bond counsel in connection with the Arizona Board of Regents, acting for and on behalf of Arizona State University, for Revenue Bonds, Series 2023 A, B, and C (System Revenue Bonds), Series 2022C (System Revenue), 2021 A (Green Bonds), and 2021B, and SPEED Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2021
  • Served as underwriter’s counsel or disclosure counsel in connection with charter school financings issued by Arizona Industrial Development Authority, The Industrial Development Authority of the City of Phoenix, The Industrial Authority of the County of Maricopa, The Industrial Development Authority of Pima County, and The Industrial Development Authority of Coconino County

Professional Highlights

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 (Phoenix), 2018-2020, 2022-2024

Board Memberships & Community Service

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


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



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)