Notable Women in Law: Lynda Templen

Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP

  • Category: Notable Women in Law
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 29
  • Number of years with your current company/firm: 15
  • Undergrad degree/university: B.A., University of Wisconsin
  • Law degree/university: J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School

Lynda Templen, a partner at Husch Blackwell LLP, has focused her legal practice on public finance. Known affectionately as “The Bond Queen of Wisconsin” among her peers, she is considered the expert in the area of tax-exempt and municipal debt because of her 30-year legal career in handling bond issuances for public and private clients.

She specializes in assisting growing companies in identifying and securing local and state incentives that can help bridge the “equity gap.”

She is the firm’s lead attorney for numerous general obligation bond issues, as well as municipal and school district bond counsel engagements. Her experience in this area includes Recovery Zone Facility Bonds (RZFBs), Midwestern Disaster Area Bonds, exempt facility bonds and other long-term financings, revenue anticipation notes, bond anticipation notes and tax and revenue anticipation notes, refundings and lease financing.

Templan joined the Milwaukee office of Husch Blackwell LLP 15 years ago.

She has extensive bond/tax experience with a variety of industrial revenue bond structures, including variable and fixed-rate tax-exempt bonds, taxable convertible bonds and taxable notes.

She is one of only six women ranked in Chambers USA for Wisconsin Banking & Finance, and was also a recipient of Wisconsin Law Journal’s Women in Law Award.

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