Andrew Miles


Andrew is an associate in the firm’s Finance Department, focusing his practice on public finance matters. He helps guide clients through conduit revenue bond financings (including 501(c)(3), essential housing, project finance, and charter school transactions), as well as general obligation bond issuances, serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and borrower’s counsel. Andrew prepares a variety of complex financing documents, including offering documents, bond purchase agreements, trust indentures, loan agreements, continuing disclosure agreements, and regulatory agreements. Andrew also has experience reviewing and investigating federal securities laws and potential FINRA violations.

Prior to Ballard Spahr, Andrew was a summer 2017 legal intern at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and worked at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) after law school.


Representative Matters

  • Served as borrower’s counsel in connection with $500,000,000 Grand Canyon University Taxable Bond Anticipation Notes, Series 2021A, and $1,200,000,000 Grand Canyon University Taxable Bonds, Series 2021B
  • Served as underwriter’s counsel in connection with $500,000,000 Mayo Clinic Taxable Bonds, Series 2021
  • Served as underwriter’s counsel in connection with over $500,000,000 of Essential Housing Revenue Bonds issued by the California Municipal Finance Authority and affiliated entities

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

State of Iowa Judicial Branch, 2018-2019

Professional Activities

National Association of Bond Lawyers


Conserving Culture: The Shift towards International Criminal Liability for the Destruction of Cultural Property, 27 MINN. J. INT'l L. 581 (2018).



University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 2018)
Dean’s List
Class Commencement Speaker
Lead Articles Editor, Volume 27, Minnesota Journal of International Law
Robina Summer Fellowship Award

University of Iowa (B.A., with distinction, 2015)
Phi Alpha Delta