Dana M. Lach is of counsel and a business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she counsels health care and cultural and educational facilities in connection with financing transactions, including tax-exempt bonds, commercial loans and on traditional financing products such as commercial paper programs and securitizations, and derivative transactions. In addition, Ms. Lach routinely serves as counsel to investment banks, commercial banks, and other financial institutions in connection with tax-exempt financing transactions. Ms. Lach’s experience as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, issuer’s counsel and bank counsel encompasses more than 150 bond issues aggregating over $20 billion.
Ms. Lach regularly counsels clients on post-issuance compliance matters, including the tax law requirements applicable to bond-financed property, such as use and investment of proceeds, private use analysis, management contract and research arrangement guidelines and computation of arbitrage. She also assists clients with developing and implementing policies and procedures for both tax and market disclosure requirements. In addition, her experience includes providing guidance on "remedial actions" for changes in use of bond financed facilities, and information reporting for the IRS Form 990, Schedule K.
Ms. Lach earned her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 1999).She graduated from The University of Chicago with a major in economics (B.A., 1994).
Admissions and Professional Memberships
Ms. Lach is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the American Bar Association and Women in Public Finance. She also volunteers as a member of the finance committee of the Milwaukee Public Museum.