Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2005

  • Associate Editor, Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Kalamazoo College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002

Admitted

Illinois

Memberships

Illinois Association of School Business Officials (Service Associate)

Kyle Harding is a partner in Chapman’s Illinois Public Finance Department. He joined the firm in 2005 after participating in the firm's summer associate program in 2004. His practice includes acting as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel on governmental use bond financings.

Kyle routinely advises issuers, investment banks, commercial banks, and financial advisors on state and federal tax law matters related to the structure and sale of governmental obligations. He also provides counsel on various disclosure and securities law matters, including SEC and MSRB rules and regulations governing the municipal securities market.

Kyle is a frequent panelist and speaker on public finance and regulatory topics, including post-issuance compliance, county school facility sales tax and election interference.

Publications

  • The Fire Call, Spring 2015. Kyle W. Harding and Cedric A. Gordon, Capital Project Borrowing Alternatives for Illinois Fire Protection Districts
  • Fordham Urban Law Journal. Hon. Gerald E. Rosen & Kyle W. Harding, Reflections Upon Judicial Independence as We Approach the Bicentennial of Marbury v. Madison: Safeguarding the Constitution's "Crown Jewel," 29 Fordham Urb. L.J. 791 (2002)

Presentations

  • “Interfund Transfers,” “Emerging Bond Issues,” and “Basics of School Finance: Revenues,” Illinois Association of School Business Officials 2017 Annual Conference, April 2017
  • “Tax Caps and Freeze: Preparing for New Legislation” and “School Finance: Expenditures for the Novice,” IASB-IASA-IASBO Joint Conference, November 2016
  • “Issuing Debt from A to Z” and “Revenues and Expenditures for the Novice,” Illinois Association Regional Conferences, October 2016
  • “Property Tax Freeze Update — How Will It Impact My District?” Illinois Association of School Administrators Annual Conference, September 2016
  • “Tax Caps, the Property Tax Freeze, and Related Considerations,” IGFOA Annual Conference, September 2016
  • “Market Update, Refunding Build America Bonds and Other Issues Impacting Financings in the Current Market” and “Tax Caps and the Property Tax Freeze,” Illinois Association of School Business Officials 2016 Annual Conference, May 2016
  • “Private Use of Tax-Exempt Bond Financed Facilities — Do Your Management Contracts Put You at Risk?” PMA Park District Symposium, February 2016
  • “Revenues and Expenditures,” Illinois Association of School Business Officials Administrator Academy, February 2016
  • “The Property Tax Freeze”, Illinois Association of School Administrators 2015 Annual Conference, October 2015
  • “School District Local Revenues”, Illinois Association of School Business Officials Administrator Academy, November 2015 and February 2016
  • “School Finance for the Novice”, IASB-IASA-IASBO Joint Conference, November 2015
  • “A County School Facility Sales Tax Success Story”, IASB-IASA-IASBO Joint Conference, November 2015
  • “The Science (and Acronyms) of Bond Issuance: IRS, SEC, MSRB, CDU and MCDC…oh, my!!”, Illinois Association of School Business Officials 2015 Annual Conference, April 2015
  • “Borrowing and Refinancing in the Current Market,” Illinois Association of School Business Officials 2015 Annual Conference, April 2015
  • “Buying Municipal Bonds,” Illinois Community College CFO 2015 Spring Conference, April 2015
  • “New SEC Enforcement and Regulatory Initiatives in the Municipal Bond Market,” Illinois Association of Park Districts 2015 Annual Conference, January 2015
  • “Municipal Advisor Role in Practice,” IASB/IASA/IASBO 2014 Joint Conference, November 2014
  • “Election Interference and Ethics Act Issues,” George K. Baum & Company Referendum Workshop, August 2014
  • “Fire Protection District Finance,” Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts 2014 Annual Conference, June 2014
  • “Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds,” Illinois Community College CFO 2014 Spring Conference, April 2014