Margy Callesen focuses her practice in the area of public finance. She has served as bond counsel and counsel to underwriters, purchasers and borrowers in a variety of tax-exempt and taxable project and revenue bond financings. Margy is experienced in general obligation debt, revenue bond debt, tax increment financing and special assessments, and New Markets Tax Credit, Low Income Housing Tax Credit and historic tax credit financings. She also has experience with a variety of conduit financings and 501(c)(3) bonds.

    Margy is involved with a number of local charitable organizations, active with alumni and other activities for Kenyon College and is a member of the Kenyon Fund Executive Committee. She is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Ohio Chapter of Women in Public Finance and an associate member of the Northeast Ohio Law Directors Association. In 2013, Margy was named a “Woman of Professional Excellence” by the YWCA Greater Cleveland.

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    • Representing many Ohio municipalities, school districts and counties in the issuance of bonds and notes.
    • Serving as underwriters’ counsel on revenue financing transactions for municipal airports and water and sewer systems.
    • Serving as purchaser’s counsel and borrower’s counsel for public and private university financing transactions.
    • Representing a CDE and bridge lender on a variety of New Markets Tax Credit financings.
    • Serving as bond counsel or bank counsel on a variety of Low Income Housing Tax Credit financings.


    • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1989
    • Kenyon College, B.A., 1986


    • Ohio, 1989

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