Denise Barkdull Joins Frost Brown Todd

Attorney brings extensive public finance experience to firm's Indianapolis office

June 19, 2014

Frost Brown Todd is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Denise Barkdull to its office in Indianapolis.  Barkdull joins the firm’s Finance and Real Estate and Government Services practice groups, bringing years of experience assisting governments at the state and local level on financing and related transactions. “Denise’s addition reinforces Frost Brown Todd’s depth and commitment in the area of public finance. We are delighted to add an attorney of Denise’s caliber to the Indianapolis office,” says Nelson Alexander, Frost Brown Todd’s Indianapolis Member-in-Charge.

Barkdull’s experience includes acting as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and issuer’s counsel for economic development projects, airports, single and multifamily housing initiatives, municipal gas utilities as well as solid waste disposal and manufacturing facilities. Her law practice covers taxable and tax exempt financings and related transactions, leases, bankruptcy cases, mortgages, and municipal and administrative law. She has served as counsel for the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority since 2003 and has represented the Indianapolis Airport Authority for nearly 17 years. She has also served as bond counsel for numerous airports and airport authorities across Indiana, such as the Fort-Wayne Allen County Airport, Terre Haute Airport and the Evansville Vanderburgh County Airport.

Barkdull has also represented local governmental entities on sewer and water transactions, general obligation issuances and tax increment financing transactions. She is experienced in advising state and local governments in tax abatement, annexation, public records and open door issues.

Barkdull graduated from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1997 and also has an MBA from IU’s Kelley School of Business.  She received the “Women in Public Finance Rising Star Award” in 2009.