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Michael K. Burns Managing Director

Mike serves as Baird’s lead investment banker for Ohio issuers, serving K-12 public schools, municipalities, counties, townships, higher education, convention centers and real estate developers.  Since joining Baird in 2007, he has worked in the Structured Finance Group as well as the Ohio Public Finance Group and has underwritten, placed or advised on all types of financing structures in Ohio, including general obligation, special obligation and revenue bonds, BANs, TANs, Certificates of Participation, lease purchases and tax increment financings.  Since 2014, Mike has advised his clients, assisted with pre-ballot planning, structured bonds, COPs, leases and TIFs and served as sole underwriter, placement agent or municipal advisor on over $3 Billion in par amount for all types of financings.  This amount is not artificially enhanced by serving as co-manager on large State or State Agency bonds, but from working on over 450 separate financings for different small to large mid-size issuers who have relied on Mike and his financial advice to issue their financing at the lowest cost and best structure for the Issuer.