Barbara A. Bowman

Barbara A. Bowman


Bodman PLC

Recognized since 2013

Troy, Michigan

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Municipal Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Securities / Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Banking and Finance Law
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Ms. Bowman has had a significant amount of experience acting both as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel in a number of bond transactions, both at the state and local levels.

She has acted as bond counsel for regional wastewater treatment and other systems, and represented the owners of a $230 million racetrack in Kansas City, Missouri in connection with bond financing for the facility.

Ms. Bowman represents clients in securities law matters. She has also counseled clients on compliance with federal and state securities laws with respect to a variety of matters, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, private investment companies, acquisitions and mergers. She counsels officers and directors of public companies regarding compliance with their reporting and other requirements under the federal securities laws, including corporate governance requirements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Ms. Bowman was lead securities counsel for a Michigan corporation in connection with a going private transaction, and also handled the securities and corporate law aspects of the conversion of a public corporation into a private limited liability company. She handled a registered secondary offering for an investment company.

Ms. Bowman consults with public companies, investment companies, and investment advisers regarding the securities and corporate law aspects of their businesses. She has assisted businesses with offerings of debt securities and other private placements.The Best Lawyers in America named Ms. Bowman the 2019 Troy "Lawyer of the Year" for Banking & Finance. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 under Banking and Finance, Municipal, and Securities/Capital Markets and is listed as a 2020 "Top Lawyer" by DBusiness magazine for Public Finance Law and Securities Law. She is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Location

  • 201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 500
    Troy, MI 48084

Education

  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, A.M.L.S.
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, B.A.
  • Wayne State University , J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Securities / Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Banking and Finance Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Securities / Capital Markets Law, Troy (2022)
  • Banking and Finance Law, Troy (2019)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Municipal Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

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