Mike Schulman

Michael R. Schulman




Michael Schulman has substantial experience serving as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and issuer’s counsel in a wide range of public finance transactions involving state agencies and municipalities and in conduit bond issues. He has also represented trustees, credit enhancers, and borrowers in a variety of taxable and tax-exempt bond issues. He is the immediate past Co-Chair of the Firm's Public Finance practice.

Representative Experience

  • Texas Water Development Board State Water Implementation Revenue Fund for Texas Revenue Bonds, Series 2015A (Master Trust) and Taxable Series 2015B (Master Trust), $810,410,000 
  • Texas Transportation Commission State of Texas General Obligation Mobility Fund Bonds, Series 2015-A, $911,360,000 (co‑underwriters’ counsel)
  • City of Dallas, Texas Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2015A and Taxable Series 2015B, $604,260,000 (co-underwriter’s counsel)
  • State of Texas Veterans Bonds, Series 2015B, $125,000,000 (co-underwriter’s counsel)
  • Board of Regents of the University of North Texas System Revenue Financing System Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2012-A, $75,890,000 (underwriters' counsel)
  • Veterans’ Housing Assistance Program, Fund II Series 2009B Bonds, $50,000,000 (underwriters’ counsel)
  • Love Field Airport Modernization Corporation General Airport Revenue Bonds, Series 2015, $109,235,000 (co-underwriter’s counsel)
  • Dallas Convention Center Hotel Development Corporation Hotel Revenue Bonds, Series 2009A, Taxable Series 2009B (Build America Bonds—Direct Payment), and Taxable Series 2009C, $479,821,197 (underwriters' counsel)
  • Dallas County Hospital District Limited Tax Bonds, Tax Exempt Series 2009A, Taxable Series 2009B (Build America Bonds – Direct Payment), and Taxable Series 2009C (Build America Bonds – Direct Payment), $705,000,000 (co-underwriters' counsel)
  • Downtown Dallas Development Authority Tax Increment Contract Revenue Bonds, Taxable Series 2006, $50,605,343 (underwriters’ counsel)
  • City of Austin, Texas Electric Utility System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2002A, $172,880,000 (underwriters’ counsel)
  • Metrocrest Hospital Authority (Trinity and RHD Memorial Medical Centers), Secured Floating Rate Taxable Bonds, Series A and Series B, $116,000,000 (bond counsel)
  • Waco Health Facilities Development Corporation FHA Insured Mortgage Revenue Bonds (Hillcrest Health System Project) Series 2006A and Taxable Series 2006B, $240,110,000 (underwriters' counsel)
  • United Independent School District Unlimited Tax School Building Bonds, Series 2015, $87,960,000 (underwriter’s counsel)
  • City of Kyle, Texas General Obligation and Refunding Bonds, Series 2015, $42,525,000 (underwriter’s counsel)
  • City of Edinburg Local Government Finance Corporation Contract Revenue Bonds, Series 2015A and Taxable Series 2015B, $40,725,000 (underwriter’s counsel)
  • Dallas Independent School District Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds, Series 1999, $165,459,967 (underwriters' counsel)
  • Tarrant County Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation Hospital Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2009 (Baylor Health Care System Project), $213,810,000 (hospital counsel)
  • Louisiana Public Facilities Authority Revenue Bonds (Impala Warehousing (US) LLC Project) Series 2013, $130,000,000 (company counsel)

Professional History

  • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Maurice B. Cohill, Jr., United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (1977 - 1979)

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Board Member, North Texas Commission (2012-2017)
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Administrative and Public Law Section
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Association Foundation
  • Member, Opportunity Dallas (1983)
  • Member, North Central Texas INTERLINK, Inc. Board of Directors (1988-1990)