Allison M. Buchanan, Partner


Allison Buchanan practices in the firm's Public Finance Group. She advises school districts and other municipalities in many areas of municipal finance. Some of her recent experience includes:

  • Serving as bond counsel for school districts on numerous financings for capital projects, refundings and cash flow/short-term borrowings.
  • Working with school districts on many bond and revenue cap referenda, with bond referenda ranging in size from $500,000 to $162,760,000.
  • Working with clients on 501(c)(3) bond financings. Advising clients on post-issuance compliance matters.
  • Providing assistance related to public records and open meetings laws.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
    • The Wisconsin International Law Journal (Note and Comment Editor, 2005, 2006)
    • Served as a judicial intern for Honorable Judge Moria Krueger of the Dane County Circuit Court
  • University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., magna cum laude, 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • Indiana (Inactive)

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers (Member)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Member)
  • Women in Public Finance Wisconsin Chapter
  • Marquette Legal Clinic Pro Bono Volunteer Lawyer (2010–present)
  • Life Navigators (Member, Friends of Life Navigators Young Professionals Group, 2011–present)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2007, 2008)
  • Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County, Indiana (Member, Young Professionals Network Advisory Council, 2006–2008)

Professional Recognition

  • Milwaukee Business Journal, Forty Under Forty (2020)
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