Michael L. Lehr

Michael L. Lehr


Michael L. Lehr is a Regional Operating Shareholder and spent the first 11 years of his legal career as a trial lawyer, including five years as a federal prosecutor with the Watergate Special Prosecution Force and the U.S. Attorneys' Office in Washington, D.C. Since late 1984, Michael has worked as a transactional attorney, focusing his practice on the structuring and execution of complex transactions, primarily involving tax exempt obligations.


  • Tax-exempt finance
  • Real estate finance


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Public Finance Law, 2008-2020
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards, “Chapter 11 Restructuring, Mid-Market Segments (100-250)” for the restructuring of Lombard Public Facilities Corporation, 2019
  • Member, Winning Team, TMA Chicago/Midwest Awards Program, “Small Transaction of the Year” for the restructuring of the Lombard Public Facilities Corporation, 2018
  • 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.

  • Board Member, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Board of Trustees
  • Board Member, Pennsylvania Innocence Project
  • Board Member and Treasurer, Equal Justice Works
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1973
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1969
  • Pennsylvania