Ian F. Koffler


Ian F. Koffler joined the Thrun Law Firm in 2019 having practiced as a bond attorney in two of the leading firms in the Midwest for 15 years. Ian graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law (J.D., 2004); University of Kentucky Martin School of Public Policy and Administration (M.P.A., 2001); and University of Richmond Jepson School of Leadership Studies (B.A., 1999).

Ian’s practice focuses on public finance, elections, municipal law and general school law.

He routinely advises school districts, states and local governments issuing debt obligations to meet their capital acquisition needs. Ian also serves as counsel to underwriters, commercial and investment banks, leasing companies and other institutions purchasing municipal debt obligations.

Ian serves as elections counsel in connection with elections for bond and millage proposals. He regularly assists in all phases of the bond and millage election process, including, among other things, preparing the election calendar, the resolution calling for the election, and the ballot proposal language to be considered by the voters. He advises clients on all matters related to Michigan election and campaign finance laws.

Ian has worked with public and private sector clients to finance and develop solar and renewable energy projects.

Ian is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the State Bar of Michigan, and the Michigan Council of School Attorneys.

Ian lives in Grand Rapids with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and University of Kentucky basketball. Ian is proud to serve the citizens of Michigan as a member of the Michigan Board of Nursing Home Administrators.


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Day 2
September 21, 2023
12:30 pm

Shining the Light on Solar Projects and Energy Improvement Projects [Leadership Development/Other]

Tower A
21 September
Time:  12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Location:  Tower A
Speaker:  Ian F. Koffler

This session will explain the basic legal and financial structure that enable “third party” solar financings for school districts as well as the direct ownership tax credits available as part of the Inflation Reduction Act. Understand the process of implementing a solar/renewable energy project from procurement through installation and operation.

Participants will learn:
1. How to navigate the initial steps in solar and energy improvement projects;
2. How the projects should be analyzed from a legal and financial perspective; and
3. The necessary steps to complete a solar or energy improvement project.

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