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Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1976

Western Michigan University, B.A., 1973, Magna Cum Laude

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  • Minnesota
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Mary L. Ippel
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Mary Ippel is a member of the Finance & Restructuring section and practices principally in the areas of:

  • Bond law
  • Municipal finance law
  • Tax increment financing
  • Housing and redevelopment authority law
  • Economic development authority law

Mary has practiced in the field of public finance extensively and is an authority in economic development law and tax increment financing. She has broad experience in a variety of bond transactions, particularly in the areas of tax increment financing, municipal general obligation and revenue bonds, tax-exempt lease financing, industrial revenue bond financing, and housing revenue bond financing.

She serves as bond or economic development counsel to cities, economic development authorities, port authorities, housing and redevelopment authorities, and other local governmental units.

In addition to Mary's extensive experience in virtually all areas of municipal bonding, she has extensive knowledge and experience in tax increment financing and economic development. She has counseled her clients in hundreds of such projects, including the drafting of appropriate project and tax increment plans, development and tax increment agreements, and financing options, both bonded and "pay-as-you-go" status.

Mary is a frequent speaker at conferences covering tax increment financing and economic development.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member

Minnesota Bar Association, Member

Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member

National Association of Bond Lawyers, Member