Nashville, Tenn., (March 21, 2024) Bass, Berry & Sims is pleased to announce that Michael J. Bradshaw, Jr. has joined the firm as Counsel in Memphis, bringing more than 20 years of experience to the firm’s Public Finance Practice.

“We are thrilled to welcome Michael to our firm as his well-earned reputation for finding solutions and closing large, complex transactions further elevates our ability to drive growth for our clients, region and firm,” said Russell A. Miller, chair of the firm’s Public Finance Group. “Our firm is committed to continuing to attract and retain excellent attorneys to serve our clients. Michael’s extensive experience working with state and local governmental entities and nonprofit organizations in connection with such a broad depth of public and private transactions is yet another example of that strategic focus.”

Michael BradshawIn addition to advising clients on a wide range of traditional municipal bond matters, Bradshaw has extensive experience working with state and local governmental entities, private developers, 501c3 nonprofit organizations and other entities in connection with a variety of public, private and public-private projects. He has worked on various public finance transactions, including tax-exempt and taxable bonds and loans, general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, and working capital financings. Additionally, he has served as bond counsel and counsel to 501c3 nonprofit organizations and other entities, including hospitals, educational institutions, and service organizations.

Bradshaw has also counseled state and local governmental entities, private developers, and nonprofit organizations in connection with public-private partnerships (P3s) for various projects involving transportation infrastructure, healthcare facilities, retail facilities, sports facilities, hotels, conference centers, office buildings, and nonprofit projects. He has counseled developers and financial institutions on tax incentives, including new markets tax credits, renewable energy tax credits, low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs), tax increment financings (TIFs), and payment-in-lieu tax agreements (PILOTs). Bradshaw has also provided counsel to municipal issuers, conduit borrowers and finance professionals on matters before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including IRS examinations and Voluntary Compliance Agreement Program (VCAP) requests.

Bradshaw is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and he has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in Public Finance Law (2021-2024).

Bradshaw earned a law degree from The College of William and Mary (2002), an M.A. from the University of South Carolina (1996), and an undergraduate degree from Presbyterian College (1993). He is admitted to practice in Tennessee, the District of Columbia, and Georgia.

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