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Michael Cafiso has broad experience in all of the various types of tax-exempt and taxable financings for all types of Arizona political subdivisions, representing both issuers and underwriters.


  • Public finance



  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Texas, 1982-1983

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law, 2007-2024
  • Selected, "Phoenix Public Finance Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers, 2011
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers


  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 1982
    • Editor-in-Chief, Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, 1981-1982
  • M.B.A., Emory University, 1982
  • B.B.A., summa cum laude, Georgia State University, 1978
  • Arizona