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Lynda R. Templen


555 East Wells Street
Suite 1900
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3819
Phone: (414) 978-5505

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Lynda Templen is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. and former Executive Vice President of Client Services. Ms. Templen focuses her practice in the area of public finance. She has extensive bond/tax experience with a variety of industrial revenue bond structures, including variable and fixed rate tax-exempt bonds, taxable convertible bonds (“Cinderella bonds”) and taxable notes. Ms. Templen has also had significant experience with both tax-exempt and taxable lease revenue bond structures and TIF financings. She is the lead attorney for numerous general obligation bond issues, and the majority of WHD’s municipal and school district bond counsel engagements. Her experience in this area includes Recovery Zone Facility Bonds (RZFBs), Midwestern Disaster Area Bonds (MDABs) and other long-term financings, Revenue Anticipation Notes, Bond Anticipation Notes and Tax & Revenue Anticipation Notes, refundings and lease financing. Ms. Templen worked extensively with the Wisconsin Department of Commerce (now Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation) to develop the regulations and procedures to implement MDABs and RZFBs in the State of Wisconsin. She has been lead counsel on hundreds of bond transactions in several states totaling billions of dollars.

Ms. Templen speaks frequently at seminars on a variety of public finance issues and is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers. She received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, with high honors, and her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., with honors, 1991
  • University of Wisconsin, B.A., with honors, 1988

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2011 Women in the Law Award, Wisconsin Law Journal

Professional Associations

  • Wisconsin State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

Articles and Presentations

  • How Municipal Bond Market Changes Affect Wisconsin School Districts in 2011: Proposed Amendments to MSRB Rules G-23 and G36, 2011 WASBO Accounting Seminar, March, 2011
  • Recovery Zone Facility Bonds: Enhanced Opportunity, WHD's The Real Deal: Insights in Real Estate Newsletter, Winter 2010
  • Skiing the Icy Slopes of Tax Incremental Financing, Ehlers and Associates 2010 Public Finance Seminar, February, 2010
  • 2010 INDevelopment Networking Event, Appleton, Wisconsin, January, 2010
  • Show Me the Money: Accessing Three Pots of Money for Economic Development: Free Money, Cheap Money and Even Cheaper Money, WHD Presentation, April, May and June, 2009
  • Midwestern Disaster Area Bonds: An Unprecedented Opportunity, WHD's The Real Deal: Insights in Real Estate Newsletter, Fall 2009
  • D Harmony 29 Dimensions of Compatibility-Development Agreements and Pay-As-You-Go, Ehlers and Associates 2008 Public Finance Seminar, February, 2008
  • Tax Incremental Financing: The Times They Are A-Changin', WHD's The Real Deal: Real Estate Newsletter, Summer 2007
  • Development Agreements Point/Counterpoint [World Series of Poker], Ehlers and Associates Seminar, February, 2006

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