Michele L. Bax

Partner
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.

Experience 

Representative Matters

  • Served as bond counsel in connection with the Industrial Development Authority of the County of Maricopa Hospital Revenue Bonds (HonorHealth), Series 2019A, Series 2019B and Series 2019C
  • 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 2020A, Series 2020B and 2020C
  • Served as bond counsel in connection with the University Student Athletic Facilities LLC Lease Revenue Bonds (Northern Arizona University Project) Series 2020

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, 2018-2020, 2022

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

Publications

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

Credentials 

Education

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)

Admissions

Arizona