Denise Y. Barkdull

T 317.237.3940
F 317.237.3900
201 North Illinois Street
Suite 1900
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-4236

Denise is a public finance attorney with more than 16 years of experience serving as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, trustee counsel, bank or purchaser's counsel and disclosure counsel in municipal finance transactions.  She is experienced with transactions involving large public and private issuers and the issuance of private activity bonds, as well as general obligation bonds that are payable from taxes and public funds.  Denise has experience with financings for airports, transportation, logistics, solid waste, single and multi-family housing, 501c-3  financings, gas and electric utilities, economic development, manufacturing, K-12 education, general obligation, sewer and water, and tax increment financing.  She is also experienced with derivatives, privatization and public-private partnership (P3) transactions.  Denise also has extensive experience with airport and logistics leasing and is familiar with FAA airport rules and regulations.  Denise has also worked on general local government issues, including economic development,  tax abatement, annexation, open door and public records issues.

Representative Matters

Represented Indianapolis Airport Authority in more than $1.5 billion of financings throughout a 5-year period to finance the construction of a new passenger terminal.

Served as lead bond counsel on 32 simultaneous, multi-family housing refundings involving five states and multiple issuers.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Rising Star Award, Women in Public Finance, 2009
  • Graduate, Indianapolis Bar Association, Bar Leader Series

Memberships & Affiliations

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Indiana Association of Cities and Towns
  • Central Indiana Women’s Business Council, past Board Member
  • Women in Public Finance, past National Board Member

Other Contact Info


Cinthea Murphy
T 317.237.3284