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Putting the Pieces Together
State and local governments are facing very serious challenges today at all levels. These challenges reflect the general global issues of increasing demand for capital investment to address aging or obsolete infrastructure, economic development to get people to work, and demands for services. As we continue to experience the aftermath of the collapse of the credit markets following the subprime mortgage crisis, our communities have been by battered by recent natural disasters. State and local governments are seeking to respond to the difficult issues presented by pressing demands and dwindling resources. Regulatory measures on both the tax law side and the securities law side, targeted at the processes through which state and local governments access the capital markets and participate in such markets, are being implemented in the face of these urgent demands, as well as measures affecting the marketability of tax-exempt bonds. The Institute will focus on piecing it all together.
BREAKOUT SESSION TOPICS
Come join an outstanding faculty in Boston for what promises to be a fascinating discussion of the most pressing issues facing the municipal bond community during these difficult times. TSLI will cover 13 breakout session topics dealing with current issues of securities law, tax law and ethics. Government participants will join many of the panels, offering attendees the most up-to-date views of industry regulators.
A highlight of the Institute will be the General Session on Thursday, March 27, “What’s in a Name? Why Not All General Obligation Debt is the Same.” Building on a current NABL project on general obligation debt, NABL Board Member Dee P. Wisor will lead a panel of industry experts through a discussion of the variety of general obligation debt. Panelists will focus on the characteristics of G.O. debt, the remedies available to holders of G.O. debt, and the effects of bankruptcy on G.O. debt. Panelists also will highlight investor concerns about G.O. debt raised by recent municipal bankruptcies and defaults. Panelists will conclude the General Session with a discussion of disclosure lessons about G.O. debt raised by recent municipal bankruptcies and defaults.
On Thursday evening, NABL will host a reception for all attendees. This Welcome Reception will provide a great opportunity to visit with bond lawyers from across the country as well as government representatives in historic Boston.
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