James K. White

James K. White


Mika Meyers, PLC

Recognized since 2009

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Practice Areas

Municipal Law

Public Finance Law

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James K. White has specialized in municipal finance since his graduation from Northwestern University Law School in 1976. He has served as bond counsel for numerous Michigan townships, villages, cities, counties and public authorities. Born in Jackson, Michigan, and raised in Grand Rapids, he is a magna cum laude graduate of Albion College. Jim has assisted clients with all aspects of financing public capital improvement and infrastructure projects including public buildings, roads, sanitary sewer, public water and drainage systems. These projects have included municipal bond and note issues, elections, special assessment proceedings, property tax issues, multi-municipality contracts, tax increment financing, federal and state grant programs, statutory and administrative proceedings, letters of credit, municipal bond insurance and similar credit enhancements, ordinances, municipal franchises, privatization, site and easement acquisition, legislative drafting and lobbying and securities law disclosure. He is a frequent speaker on public finance topics. In addition to his professional bar association affiliations, Jim is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, is the former chairperson of the firm's Local Government Practice Group and is listed in Best Lawyers of America.

Location

  • 900 Monroe Avenue, NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Education

  • Northwestern University, J.D., graduated 1976
  • Albion College, BA, graduated 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan

Affiliations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Public Finance Law
  • Municipal Law

Special Focus

  • Financing via Property Taxation
  • Government Contracts
  • Improvement Districts
  • Municipal
  • Project Finance
  • Public Funds
  • Water Project Financing

Awards:

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America

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