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Leading Public Finance Team Moves to Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek
MILWAUKEE – September 20, 2005 – Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. announced today the expansion of its public finance practice and the hiring of three shareholders, including Lynda Templen, who will head the firm’s public finance practice, Thomas Klancnik and Cynthia Klots. Also joining is Kate Albrecht, a dedicated bond paralegal. All have previously worked together.
“The addition of this team to our law firm significantly expands the capacity of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek’s existing public and bond finance practice,” said Mark Miller, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek CEO. “This practice area is an integral part of our firm’s future growth.”
Templen, Klancnik and Klots join Andrew Guzikowski, Jerard Jensen and Lisa Lange in the firm’s existing public finance practice.
Templen, who will work in the Milwaukee office, focuses on general obligation and revenue bond financing on behalf of municipal and school district issuers and conduit financing for manufacturing, exempt facility and not-for-profit projects. She has extensive bond and tax experience with a variety of revenue bond structures, including variable and fixed rate bonds, and taxable bonds and notes. In addition, she has extensive experience with lease revenue bond structures and tax incremental financing.
Templen is a member of the American Bar Association, Wisconsin State Bar Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. She is a frequent speaker on public finance topics and is actively involved in the community, and serves on the board of Bel Canto. Templen is a 1991 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. She also holds a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Klancnik will lead the municipal finance practice in the Madison office, focusing on revenue bond financing, including conduit bonds for manufacturing, housing, health care and continuing care retirement community projects. Klancnik advises investment banks in underwriting the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable bonds, and commercial banks by providing credit enhancement for bonds. Klancnik also provides counsel on interest rate swap transactions, and advises banks on commercial lending transactions.
Klancnik is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin, Dane County Bar Association and National Association of Bond Lawyers. Klancnik is a 1981 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. He also holds a B.A. degree from Amherst College.
Klots will work in the Milwaukee office, focusing on revenue bonds, state bonds and municipal bonds as well as general commercial lending. She represents borrowers, banks, underwriters, issuers and credit enhancers for both governmental and private activity bond financings, as well as commercial lending transactions.
Klots is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the State Bar of Oklahoma. Klots is a 1992 graduate of the University of Illinois Law School. She also holds a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois.
Albrecht has more than six years of experience as a dedicated bond paralegal and will work in the Milwaukee office.
For more than 60 years, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, S.C. has played a leading role in shaping the political, economic and legal landscapes in Wisconsin—guiding their clients to successful outcomes. The firm, with offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Manitowoc, has more than 140 attorneys and paralegals practicing in more than 30 areas of law.