Neal Steinbart was dedicated to offering his clients solutions that are both cost-effective and actionable in negotiating and closing a full array of public finance transactions. After decades of practice, there are few challenges that Neal did not face and he brought this honed perspective to the clients he served.
Neal served as bond counsel in a wide variety of tax-exempt financings. He represented issuers, underwriters, borrowers and credit providers. Neal's financings for the state of Indiana and its counties, cities, towns, townships, school corporations and special taxing districts have ranged from general obligation bonds to tax increment bonds to revenue bonds.
Neal’s work included financings of public buildings, transportation systems and other infrastructure; economic development and redevelopment projects; manufacturing facilities; airports; sewer, water and solid waste disposal facilities; single-family and multi-family housing; working capital; and nonprofit facilities such as colleges and universities, hospitals, retirement communities, museums, and primary and secondary schools. He counseled clients on a wide variety of complex financial products, including variable rate bonds, commercial paper, guaranteed investment contracts, and derivative products such as interest rate swaps and caps.
Neal’s experience of more than 30 years included some of the largest, most complex and highest-profile municipal finance projects in Indiana. Easy-going and down-to-earth, Neal was able to distill complicated transactions into their critical components, thereby helping his clients bypass the legalese and focus instead on key business decisions.
The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2020; Lawyer of the Year, 2011
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
Member, Barnes & Thornburg Legal Ethics Committee, 1993-1997