Michael S. Jackson Joins Dinsmore’s Philadelphia Office

July 8, 2016News Releases
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP welcomes Michael S. Jackson to the firm, as the growth in Philadelphia continues. Jackson is a partner in the Public Finance Group and has practiced for more than 30 years.

“Michael brings decades of experience over a diverse career. Because of this, he has insights to the challenges our clients face and can anticipate issues that may arise. That is a valuable perspective to provide our clients,” said Richard O’Halloran, Philadelphia Office Managing Partner. “I’m pleased he is joining our office.”

With experience spanning municipal, state and private financings, Jackson’s has served as co-bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel on municipal revenue bond offerings, as well as having served as lender’s counsel for secured loan transactions.

“Michael adds to our depth across the board, and this is a good time to expand the public finance team. We had a record first quarter earning a top 10 ranking in the Bond Buyer report, and our second quarter has been equally as strong,” said Chris Brewer, Dinsmore’s Public Finance Practice Group Co-Chair. “The deal volume is there, and I anticipate Michael will hit the ground running.”

Dinsmore’s first quarter bond counsel transactions totaled more than $2.28 billion, earning the firm a ninth place ranking in The Bond Buyer’s top bond counsel report. The Bond Buyer compiled the highest dollar volume of municipal bond transactions to create the report.

“I look forward to joining Dinsmore’s highly respected public finance group, and I’m eager to get started,” said Jackson.

In addition to his public finance practice, Jackson has served as the sole outside general counsel for Powell Steel Corporation. He has represented real estate developers in the acquisition of commercial and residential properties. While in private practice, Jackson also represented entertainment industry clients and provided legal counsel to closely-held companies, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

Jackson earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and received his A.B. from Princeton University.