Alexander G. Burlingame is experienced in general public finance matters. Alex has specific experience with taxable and tax exempt revenue bond financings. His experience includes the structuring and documentation of bond financings and refinancings for the benefit of private and public colleges and universities, as well as for multi-facility hospital systems and community hospitals.

Alex leads the firm’s higher education finance initiative. Alex works with financial advisors, trustees, banks, bond insurers and borrowers in the restructuring of distressed tax-exempt obligations. His experience also includes port authority economic development bond and lease financings.

Alex is a regular speaker on the subject of higher education finance. He has written on the subject of “Town & Gown” relations for the American Bar Association.

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  • Serving as bond counsel to the Ohio Higher Educational Facility Commission including financings for numerous Ohio private colleges and universities.
  • Serving as bond and underwriter counsel on numerous public university financings.
  • Advising a distressed multi-facility health system in the restructuring of its tax-exempt debt.
  • Serving as bond counsel for a nonprofit community hospital, a large healthcare system and a children’s hospital.
  • Serving as bond counsel for the world’s largest glass producer’s port authority lease financing.
  • Serving as bond counsel for solid waste exempt facility financings for utilities.
  • Serving as bond counsel for port authority pooled bond fund and lease financings. 


  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1998
  • University of Tulsa, B.A., 1994


  • Ohio, 1998
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2023, an honor based on an exhaustive peer-review process

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