Title: Partner and vice-chair Municipal Finance Group
Firm: Ice Miller LLP
Early on Tyler Kalachnik had an interest in real estate. Now 50% to 60% of his work at Ice Miller LLP is on affordable housing transactions.
Affordable housing gave Tyler a sense of doing good.
“It’s probably pretty cliche, but in our practice, you can do well by doing good,” Tyler said. “There is at least some component of you’re helping people hopefully at the end of the day while still making a good living.”
Back in 2007, he helped closed on 17 deals in a portfolio of multi-family housing transactions in one day.
“Once I did that, I thought, I think I can make it here,” he said.
Now, Tyler regularly serves as bond counsel and special issuer counsel for over $1 billion of single-family housing bonds. He also regularly serves as bond counsel or private purchaser’s counsel for at least 10 to 15 multifamily housing transactions, among other deals he also works on.
Tyler graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a bachelor’s degree in 2003 and in 2006, earned his juris doctorate from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
He is also a regular participant in National Association of Bond Lawyers’ conferences. He spoke at many NABL events and contributed to the NABL education committee. From 2008 to 2011, Tyler served on NABL's Functions and Professional Responsibility subcommittee, which completed a revision of the third edition of The Function and Professional Responsibilities of Bond Counsel.
In 2009, Tyler was named an Up and Coming Lawyer by the Indiana Lawyer and was named a “Rising Star” from 2013-2019 by Indiana Super Lawyers. In 2019, he was named the “Best Lawyer in America” in public finance by the U.S. News & World Report.
In his free time, Tyler likes to play tennis, cycle and he recently started mountain biking. He lives in Indiana and has three children — aged seven, five and two.